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Black History Archives Day

Community members are invited to an open archives day at the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum on Saturday, July 8th from 9am to 12pm.

Stop by and reminisce, share your history, and help us to preserve the history of the Black community in Stark County. We invite you to bring stories, photographs, letters, documents, scrapbooks, and 3-D objects and share the history surrounding your mementos. Museum staff will scan or photograph your items and give you a digital copy back on a USB (while supplies last).  Items will be returned to you immediately. Contributors will receive a free digital copy of all images collected. 

This event will be held at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, next to the McKinley Monument at 800 McKinley Monument Drive, N. W. Canton, Ohio 44708. The event is in partnership with the Committee to Preserve Stark County Black History.

Suggested items considered:

Letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, yearbooks, advertisements and more.

Textiles, glass, ceramics, silver, furniture, clothing and accessories, toys, tools and more.

Archival Day Pre-Registration


The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is located at 800 McKinley Monument Dr NW in Canton. The Keller Gallery is the Museum’s temporary exhibition space and features a variety of topics each year. The Museum also includes the McKinley National Memorial, McKinley Gallery, Street of Shops, The Stark County Story, Discover World, Ramsayer Research Library, and the Hoover-Price Planetarium. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Museum is closed Sunday and Monday.