Canton Visit 2015

Our Curator, Trish Scarmuzzi (me!), visited the McKinley Memorial in Canton, Ohio on Friday August 7, 2015.

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These rules also work well for the Museum in Niles.

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Just beginning my ascent!

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Nearly there!

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Stained glass occulus in the dome of the tomb. I understand that it was recently built from plans for the original tomb and was also recently installed. The original window was never put into place.

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The sarcophagus of William and Ida McKinley. Their daughters, Katherine and baby Ida are entombed in the wall behind the sarcophagus.

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This bronze plaque lists a chronology of events in William McKinley’s life.

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This floral tribute to McKinley is in front of the sarcophagus.

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Made it to the top! There are 105 steps.

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McKinley’s Presidential desk is in the McKinley Gallery of the Museum. It was a partner desk, which he shared with his secretary, George Cortelyou. Here I am standing on the opposite side from Cortelyou’s side.

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And in this photo, I am standing next to the McKinley side of McKinley’s Presidential Desk.