William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
|William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum|
Canton, Ohio, USA
|Named for||William McKinley|
|Cost||children (3-18) $6.00 $8.00 adults Sr.adult (60 and above)$7.00|
|Management||Stark County Historical Society|
The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library of 25th U.S. President William McKinley. The library is owned and operated by the Stark County Historical Society, and located in Canton, Ohio, where McKinley built his career as lawyer, prosecuting attorney, congressman, governor and president.
The exhibit contains the largest collection of McKinley artifacts in the world and chronicles the life and career of the 25th President, from his birth to his death at the hands of an assassin. The exhibit also explores the construction of the McKinley National Memorial and the unfortunate fate of the McKinley’s Canton home, destroyed by fire in 1937.
As for the Museum itself it boasts a science center with some wildlife and fossils. The museum has a temporary exhibit space called the Keller gallery. The museum also has an planetarium show. Because of the science center, the museum has a membership plan that lets the member access other museums meeting the same criteria throughout the United States. The museum also houses other artifacts on the surrounding city.
The museum largely relies on volunteer staff for its operations. The current curator is Kimberly Kenney.
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- McKinley National Memorial
- McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center
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