Riley Home Events

JW Ned Riley splash
The JW Riley Boyhood Home and Museum is happy to launch its "Traveling with JW Riley" campaign on March 1, 2021. The campaign will run through the end of the year. Thanks to our friends at NineStar Connect and the Daily Reporter, we are printing our version of "Flat Stanley".
We felt that a campaign to bring Riley into our elementary schools, whether students are studying from home or in the classroom, was a good goal for this year. Students are encouraged to take Riley with them on family outings, send him to relatives out of town/state and then post his adventures on our Facebook and Instagram pages using #travelingwithjwriley.
We are excited to confirm participation of all of our Greenfield-Central School district 3rd graders, but we ask the public to get involved as well.
Our Riley interpreter is none other than Ned the NineStar Connect mascot! You may have seen him in their advertising. You can pick up your FREE copy of "Ned Riley" in the Museum Gift Shop or print from home at
We can't wait to see how far Riley will travel in 2021!
Download the information card 
Download your own printable Ned Riley!


Events Calendar for 2021

AUGUST 13, 2021
The Art of Matthew Aaron Opening night & meet the artist 2nd Friday event
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
Ben Hur Book discussion 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. @ LAK
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
Ben Hur Silent Film 4 p.m. @ H.J. Ricks Theatre
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021
Lew Wallace Presentation 4 p.m. @ LAK
OCTOBER 7 - 10, 2021
Riley Festival
Poetry Reading
Extended Tour Times
Riley Birthday Celebration
Book Release
OCTOBER 24 – 31, 2021
Festival of Jack-0-Lanterns
Pumpkin Carving Workshop
Jack-O-Lantern Lighting nightly With Hancock County Arts
Scarecrow Stroll Greenfield Main Street event
DECEMBER 10, 2021
Christmas Stories & Poetry

Contact the J. W. Riley Boyhood Home and Museum

Address: 250 West Main Street
Greenfield, Indiana 46140
Telephone: 317-462-8539