Historic photo from the Peace Memorial Auditorium & City Offices planning document.
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Vintage postcard, distributed by P-K News Co., Junction City, KS.
Remembering Riley County's World War II Veterans
Peace Memorial 101 Website and Interactive Kiosk
Peace Memorial Auditorium was built as a "living" memorial to the 2,610 Riley County men and women who served in World War II.The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium's (FPMA) goal is to continue to honor and remember the Riley County veterans who served in World War II. FPMA established a website and an interactive kiosk in the veterans' memorial foyer, and both provide 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. If you have information or materials to share about a local veteran of World War II, visit the link below.
Ike's Soldiers Project
Peace Memorial 101 is proud to be a cooperative partner of the Ike's Soldiers Project, whose mission is to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower's legacy through the personal accounts of the soldiers he led and share them with the world.
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!
Ribbon Cutting/Dedication Open House for Memorial Foyer
Nov. 10, 2017
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.