William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum

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William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
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William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum is located in Ohio
William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
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Shown within Ohio
Location 40°48′23.08″N 81°23′33.06″W / 40.8064111°N 81.3925167°W / 40.8064111; -81.3925167Coordinates: 40°48′23.08″N 81°23′33.06″W / 40.8064111°N 81.3925167°W / 40.8064111; -81.3925167
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
Website http://www.mckinleymuseum.org/

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.

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