The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium is supporting the City of Manhattan with the renovation of Peace Memorial Auditorium, which was built as a “living” memorial to the 101 Riley County servicemen who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War II, the 2,610 Riley Countians who served, and the county’s early settlers. The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium plans to refurbish the auditorium’s stage floor, replace curtains, provide sound equipment, update the performance lighting, update electrical systems, and repair the original vintage seats. The auditorium’s foyer features a memorial wall, which was dedicated on Nov. 10, 2017, and also an interactive kiosk. The kiosk provides information about the history of Peace Memorial Auditorium, the 101 servicemen, local Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and information about other local war memorials. Donations received will be applied toward improvements for the auditorium, maintenance of the interactive kiosk, and continued research of the 2,610 World War II veterans. With your help, Peace Memorial Auditorium will become a safer, historically appropriate, and more desirable space for the public to use, as well as a place to honor and remember the Riley Countians who served in World War II, the 101 servicemen who were killed, and the county’s early settlers.
The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium has established an account with the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to accept tax-deductible donations, and donations may be sent to the address below.
Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium
P. O. Box 265
Manhattan, KS 66505
It is also possible to make a donation online by clicking the button below. This will take you directly to the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation website. From there you will need to scroll down from one of the "select a fund" drop down menus and select the Friends of Peace Memorial which is located under Preservation, Conservation and Beautification.