Remembering the USS Maine

This day in 1898 the USS Maine explodes and sinks, killing hundreds.

Learn more about this event with any of the links below!

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4681917/sinking-uss-maine

https://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl10.html

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-maine-explodes

https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/maine.html

https://mckinleybirthplacemuseum.org/2016/03/29/the-war-room/#more-1486

https://mckinleybirthplacemuseum.org/2016/08/16/list-of-mckinley-firsts-part-8-the-spanish-american-war-was-the-first-war-to-be-managed-from-a-white-house-war-room-connected-to-military-headquarters-in-washington-dc-and-the-field-by-both-phone-an/

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Apply to our internship program today!

Get a wide range of experience working in a local museum while earning college credit.

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Harry Potter Yule Ball

yule ball.jpgThe McKinley Memorial Library is holding it’s Yule Ball in our Auditorium on February 16th, 2019 at 6 pm.

“Join us in the McKinley Auditorium for a variety of wizarding world activities. Get sorted into a Hogwarts House, concoct potions, and dance the night away! Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter-themed character for a chance to win a prize. In honor of house elf Dobby, please bring a donation of warm new socks. Socks of all sizes will be donated to a local homeless shelter.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/251227622405641/

The museum will be sponsoring a pop-up Ollivanders Wand Shop where each child will have a wand choose them!

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Go Art Contest!

Have you ever wanted to see your own art on the side of a bus?
Have you ever thought “you know, the McKinley Memorial in watercolor would look really great on the side of a bus”?

Well!
We are sponsoring this really cool project from Power of the Arts where your art and our logo will make it onto the side of a WRTA bus.

We are really excited about this and can’t wait to see what you submit!

To apply for ours or any of the other really cool designs click here:https://www.powerofthearts.org/go-art-contests

 

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from the Power of the Arts Facebook Page

Thanks for coming to McKinley Christmas!

The 6th Annual McKinley Christmas event was a great success!

Thank you to all of our guest for joining us for a fun-filled day of crafts, music, and a visit with President McKinley.

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As usual the President McKinley speech drew a large crowd and we were so happy that so many people took tours with him afterwards.

The Niles McKinley High School Choir Belles & Beaux were a hit and surely left with some new fans.

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Our friends Ms. Waskin & The Radio captivated our audience with a set befitting of our historic building.

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Guests were also able to see our new exhibit The White House Historical Association Christmas Ornament Collection which can be found in the auditorium.

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With help from volunteer Melody Noel and friends, we were able to cover the Community Christmas Tree in tissue paper carnations.

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Stop in anytime before January 11th to view the new exhibit.

Our hours are Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm, with the last self-guided tour at 3:30 pm.

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