1st Infantry Division Museum at Fort Riley will Reopen with a Ribbon Cutting

By Ryan Duey

Fort Riley plans to reopen the refurbished 1st Infantry Division Museum with a ribbon cutting on Friday, April 26 at 3 p.m.

Chronicling the division’s history since its inception in 1917, the museum traces its involvement across major conflicts including both World Wars, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the War on Terror. Notable exhibits spotlight individuals like Jim Sharp, a Kansas native, and his role in the Nuremberg trials, featuring artifacts such as a door from Nuremberg and a mannequin of Sharp.

Renovations began in 2018 along with the U.S. Cavalry Museum, adding modernized infrastructure, lighting, and technology, enhancing visitor experiences. The Cavalry Museum reopened last summer, and the 1st Infantry Division Museum’s reopening marks the completion of this restoration effort.

Both museums offer cutting-edge displays and technology. Following the ribbon cutting, the museums will be accessible year-round, with hours from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays.

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