Historic photo from the Peace Memorial Auditorium & City Offices planning document.
Click on the "Peace Memorial Auditorium History" tab to view the document.
Vintage postcard, distributed by P-K News Co., Junction City, KS.
Remembering Riley County's World War II Veterans
Seeking information about Riley County's WWII veterans
The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium (FPMA) is sending out a call to veterans and families of all Riley County veterans who served in World War II for any material related to local veterans. FPMA is working in partnership with the Riley County Historical Society and the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University to place an interactive kiosk in Peace Memorial Auditorium to tell the stories of our local veterans. Useful material may include photographs, film footage, personal correspondence, service documentation, etc., related to Riley County veterans. Materials received will be digitized and returned to the owner, and the owner will also be provided with a digital copy of the materials. If you have information or materials to share, please contact the Chapman Center at 785-532-0380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Memorial Auditorium was built as a "living" memorial to the 2,610 Riley County men and women who served in World War II.
New Peace Memorial Auditorium sign
dedicated Sept. 25, 2016
Peace Memorial Auditorium
60th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Dedicated on Sept. 26, 1955, Peace Memorial Auditorium is celebrating 60 years of service to the community! A program was held on Saturday, Sept. 26, with special guests Dr. Frank Tracz and the Kansas State University pep band as well as other musical performances. The program also included biographies of a few of the 101 Riley County servicemen killed in World War II and honored by the memorial auditorium.