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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

October 2020

FREE Exhibit Opening–The Me Decade: A Look Back at the 1970s

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
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The exhibition will feature artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection that are sure to bring back memories, including popular fashions and a disco ball.  A special section will feature the ways in which America celebrated its Bicentennial in 1976. The exhibit will be on view until March 7, 2021!

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Science Saturday Workshop Monster Bash

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
Free

learn about mummies, witches, vampires, Bigfoot, and more. Informational booths and make and take craft booths will be set up throughout the auditorium and Discover World to ensure safe social distancing. Learn how to track Bigfoot, or what to do if vampires are near, step on Bigfoot's footprint, and make an Egyptian cartouche. This is a one hour open-house style workshop. Registration is required. Masks must be worn at all time and social distancing at booths will be required. We…

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Science Saturday Workshop Monster Bash

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
Free

learn about mummies, witches, vampires, Bigfoot, and more. Informational booths and make and take craft booths will be set up throughout the auditorium and Discover World to ensure safe social distancing. Learn how to track Bigfoot, or what to do if vampires are near, step on Bigfoot's footprint, and make an Egyptian cartouche. This is a one hour open-house style workshop. Registration is required. Masks must be worn at all time and social distancing at booths will be required. We…

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Tea with the Curator-The 1970s

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
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This brand new program presented by Executive Director Kim Kenney will examine the historical events of the 1970s, including the energy crisis and Watergate scandal, and some more lighthearted topics such as fashion, music, and pop culture.  The Tea will include a guided tour of the Keller Gallery exhibition “The Me Decade:  A Look Back at the 1970s.” The program is $15 and includes tea/coffee and breakfast sweets.  Pre-paid reservations are required.  Please call 330-455-7043.

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Soup at Six-This How we Make the Moonshine!

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
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Join Science Director Lynette Reiner for a unique look at the evolution of the still. Learn about the spirits that were distilled from colonial times to present day, from legal to illegal operations, and how the ever changing taste buds of Americans are changing the way spirits are distilled.  This exciting evening begins with one of our signature soups, fresh baked bread, drinks and dessert.  The program begins at 6:00 PM. Cost is $20.  Pre-paid reservations are required.  Please call…

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Halloween Party at the Boo-seum!

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
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Join us at the Boo’seum for trick-or-treating in the Street of Shops and Discover World.  Also enjoy hayrides (weather permitting, tickets $1.00 per ride), scavenger hunt, science shows, Planetarium shorts, games, stories and more.  The Museum café will also be open.  Admission is $5.00. To avoid long lines please call 330-455-7043 to pre-pay your reservations. This is a fundraiser for the Museum, membership benefits do not apply.

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November 2020

International Science Center and Science Museum Day

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
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International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) Tuesday, November 10, is an internationally celebrated day to highlight the importance of science in and for society and that science, peace and development are interlinked. Special displays and programs are included with your Museum admission.

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Soup at Six-Lawyer, Governor, Friend: William McKinley’s Stop in Stark County that Lasted Forever

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
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Here is the third installment of Mark Holland’s Home Town Series on William McKinley. Join Archivist Mark Holland as he illustrates with sight and sound a part of William McKinley’s life in Canton before he places himself on the national scene as President of the United States.  You will be transported back to Canton, Ohio in the 1890’s.  You will experience more about William McKinley, his wife, Ida Saxton McKinley, and their life in Canton, Ohio.  Canton became a refuge…

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Day After Thanksgiving Activities

November 27
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
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Tired of all the leftovers?  Don’t know what to do with the out-of-town guests?  We have the solution.  Come to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum for a full day of family fun and activities!  The Museum will be beautifully decorated for the holidays! Step into the Street of Shops and view the magnificent trees in each shop. When you are finished upstairs be sure to visit Discover World and the Planetarium. (Parents just remember that children must be 5 years old…

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December 2020

Annual Holiday Party

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708 United States
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Start your holiday season at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum at our annual Holiday Party. Activities include musical entertainment, crafts for kids, open hearth cooking demonstrations, unique stocking stuffers & gifts in the Museum Shoppe, special Planetarium and science shows, and of course, Santa!!!!  The Museum will be beautifully decorated with over 30 trees and holiday scenes.  Light refreshments will be served.  Canned goods will also be collected for the Hunger Task Force. Reservations are appreciated.  Members are FREE! …

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