The Best Genealogy Place in Riley County
We have a wealth of information about Riley County, the surrounding counties, and the families who settled here.
We are open:
Tuesday & Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday & Saturday 1-4 PM
History & Genealogy Fair
Saturday, August 19, 2023, 10am - 4pm
Pottorf Hall, CICO Park, Manhattan at Kimball & Wreath
Hosted by Riley County Genealogy Society,
Riley County Historical Society and Museum, &
Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance
- Classroom Presentations – Topics about genealogy, history, and preservation.
- Information Tables - Genealogy & Historical Societies, Museums, personal history projects, & more
- Children's Corner
Admission is free - Open to the public
Check library open hours before calling.
We invite organizations to participate in the 2023 Manhattan Area Genealogy & History Fair. Reserve a table to promote your group. There is no charge for a display table.
All registrations must be returned by August 5, 2023.
Riley County Women in History
| Riley County Genealogical Society and Riley County Historical Museum have collaborated on a project about the history of several local women. View their stories here.
This coloring book was published by the Riley County Genealogical Society and the Riley County Historical Society in 2020 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It features twenty women, each with a connection to Riley County, who made a notable contribution to our history.
Download our coloring book of drawings and information about 20 women who impacted Riley County here.