The U.S. Cavalry and 1st Infantry Division Museums at Fort Riley are set to reopen in June, after being closed more than five years for renovation.
The museums have been closed since January 2018 for what initially was a planned two to three year phased project to include structural improvements, updated lighting and technology and a redesign of display spaces. The project has faced numerous set backs since the COVID-19 pandemic and has seen the projected reopening pushed back several times over the past three years.
Officials are planning a 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting on June 13 at the museum complex, located at 205 Henry Drive on Fort Riley.
The building that houses the U.S. Cavalry Museum is one of the oldest structures on post, built in 1855 as the post hospital. It tells the story of the U.S. Cavalry from 1775 to present day.
The 1st Infantry Division Museum occupies a structure built as a barracks in 1905 and tells the story of the division from its beginning in 1917 through the division’s campaigns from World War I to present day.
Following the June 13 ribbon cutting, both museums will be open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays.