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The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum has joined museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.
We are proud to announce that we are now participating in the Museums for All program, thanks to a grant from PNC Foundation! EBT cardholders can receive reduced price admission: $3 for adults, and FREE admission for children under 18!
A modern view of McKinley’s presidency is that he was a decisive leader who first put America on the road to world power and ushered in the era of world leadership that we still enjoy today.
The McKinley National Memorial, a landmark in the City of Canton, is the final resting place for the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley. Residents of Canton pass by the Monument and its 108 steps every day. Traveling on Interstate 77, the Monument towers above the trees. But some may wonder: Why is such a magnificent building in Canton? The answer is quite simple. William McKinley was and is Canton’s favorite son.
The Life and Times of William McKinley on Display
Experience Stark County History!
Step back in time!
Bring your class for a day of interesting, fun & educational programs!
Access downloadable resources for educators.
Camp-In is an adventure your children (age 7 & older) will remember for years to come.
A variety of popular history and science programs are available both in-person and virtually.
We love to welcome tour companies and motorcoach operators with adult groups.
Does your group need a speaker? The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum offers a wide variety of outreach programs!
The William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum collection holds over 42,000, ranging from the prehistoric period to the present day. We are dedicated to collecting and preserving the significant materials and records related to the history of Stark County and the presidential history of William McKinley.
The Ramsayer Archive houses printed materials relating to the life and death of William McKinley, as well as the history of Stark County. These materials include books, pamphlets, genealogical materials, journals and magazines, microfilm, manuscripts, photographs, maps and atlases, oral histories, ephemera, posters, prints and broadsides, sheet music, and architectural drawings.
As a private nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of volunteers, donors, and members like you! Your membership is more than a great deal for you and your family. It is also an important source of funding for the museum. We need your help to connect more people to History and Science today for a better future tomorrow.
Support your choice of important programs and operations. Make a one-time or recurring gift. All donations are tax deductible.
We are seeking a variety of items for our historical collections. Schedule an appointment with our collections manager and archivist to review your planned gifts.
Include the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in your planned giving. Contact us for more information on how you can make a lasting impact.
Meet the team and learn about the mission of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and Stark County Historical Society.
Read our latest news and announcements, plus blog posts from our team.
The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum offers a unique venue for your next party, meeting, wedding or corporate event.
Have questions or comments about the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, it’s programs or events? Get in touch with us!
This year we want to raise $2000 to help restore our beehive! Thank you for your support with this project.
Where today meets yesterday and discovers tomorrow!