The HASFR footprint projects are our "footprint" being left behind long after we have moved on. These projects are helping make sure that our Fort Riley historical significance stays here and present everyday. Ft. Riley has so much history, lets help preserve it together.
Footprint projects are showing many ways in which we have tried to help better not only Ft. Riley's historic, and architectural sites, but also the lives of those who live in this great place, and are touched by it. Different Footprint projects include having helped to raise over $20,000 dollars towards our scholarship program, fixing and redoing displays in our museums, and helping to restore our installation plaques that tell us so much about our unique history.
Footprint projects gives back to our community by preserving our history and helping to be sure that the history that so many love is maintain for everyone that lives and visits here.
In 2016, HASFR began a project to install historic marker plaques at the various points of interest on the Ft Riley walking tour of Historic Main Post. In the spring of 2017, we dedicated three plaques, describing 5 locations, which include the US Cavalry Museum, the Custer House, and St Mary’s and Main Post Chapels. This year, we decided to pick this project back up, and our primary focus became installing as many plaques as we could get completed. Involving one year of work since it’s conception, hundreds of volunteer hours, and over $13,000 in costs, April 17, 2019 we proudly dedicated seven plaques, describing 9 locations, which include, Cavalry Parade Field, Old Trooper Monument, Forsyth Avenue, Quarters 1, Ogden Monument, the Trolley Station, the former Hay Storage area and buffalo corral, Building 500, and Artillery Parade Field.