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.
Historic Preservation Recognition for the Peace Memorial Auditorium Project
The Peace Memorial Auditorium rehabilitation project was honored with a Merit Award for Excellence by the Kansas Preservation Alliance during ceremonies in Topeka on May 17, 2019. Several members of the project team were in attendance to accept the award.
The Peace Memorial Auditorium renovation project was honored with a historic preservation award by the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance during ceremonies on May 9, 2019.
Peace Memorial Auditorium Rededication
Oct. 7, 2018
The ribbon was cut, the memorial auditorium was rededicated, and the space is now open and ready to host community events!
Peace Memorial Auditorium was closed for the summer of 2018 while renovations -- which were almost five years in the making -- were underway!
Interactive Kiosk is Operational!
An electronic, interactive kiosk in the veterans' memorial foyer -- which provides information about the history of Peace Memorial Auditorium, information about other memorials in Riley County, information about the 101 Riley Countians who were killed in World War II, and other related information -- is now operational! Stop by the foyer to check it out! The information on the kiosk also has a web version. Click the button below to visit the companion website.
Ribbon Cutting/Dedication Open House
Nov. 10, 2017
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. If you have information or materials to share, visit the link below.
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.