The Mathew H. Ritchey House now operates as a museum showcasing the Civil War battles of Newtonia and items from the Ritchey family’s interesting life in what was then the western frontier of the United States. Through the decades, the house has always been held by owners sympathetic to the property’s historical significance, and has retained most of its antiquarian features. Today it is cared for by the Newtonia Battlefields Protection Association, which helps maintain roughly 20 acres of the battlefield site, 8 of which are open to the public, along with interpretive markers for visitors to learn more. The Association unveiled a new mural in 2010 celebrating the role of Native Americans in the first Civil War battle, painted by artist Doug Hall. The battle was also the subject of a PBS documentary the same year.