Events and Holiday Closings

Upcoming Events:

 

 

History of the Ku Klux Klan in Niles, Ohio

Date: Saturday August 26, 2017

Time: 1PM

Place: National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Auditorium

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Image retrieved 5.2.2017 from http://www.wkbn.com

Instilling fear in many through its burning crosses, lynchings, and other terrors, the Ku Klux Klan had many members in power in the 1920s, including the mayor of Niles! Sandy Bilovesky and Ralph Tolbert of the Niles Historical Society will present a history of the Ku Klux Klan in Niles, Ohio. Please come and learn how the citizens of Niles fought back. This event is another in our series of presentations honoring the centennial of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial. this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended, and may be made by calling 330 652 4273.

 

29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and Mary Ann Bickerdyke

Date: Saturday September 30, 2017

Time: 1PM

Place: National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Auditorium

29th OVI    Mary Ann Bickerdyke

Another in our series of Centennial Events, this one features two outstanding re-enactments.
William McKinley joined the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served with honor in the Union Army during the Civil War. Please join us as the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry holds an encampment on the grounds of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial.

Darlene Gage as Mary Ann Bickerdyke

“Mother of the Union Army.” Born on July 19, 1817 in Knox County, Ohio, Mary Ann Bicketdyke became known as “Mother” Bickerdyke to thousands of Civil War soldiers. She helped build 300 hospitals during Civil War, entered battlefields at night to retrieve wounded soldiers, and was praised by Generals Grant and Sherman for her bravery and concern for soldiers. After the war, Mary Ann helped Union veterans and nurses seeking pensions. She retired to Bunker Hill, Kansas, and died November 8, 1901.

This event is free and open to the public. While reservations are not required, they are strongly encouraged. Refreshments will be served.

 

National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Re-dedication

Date: Saturday October 14, 2017

Time: 10AM to 3PM

Place: National McKinley Birthplace Memorial grounds

 

Please join us in our celebration of our centennial! Tours of the museum will be given starting at 10AM. The re-dedication of the building will be at noon, with re-enactments of the dedication speeches of President Taft and Joseph Butler, along with performances of Ethan Hess, a student at Niles McKinley High School. The time capsule, placed in our cornerstone on November 20, 1915, will be opened, with new artifacts being placed in the time capsule. this event is free and open to the public. Please come and help us celebrate!

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Shades of Blue and Grey: Ghosts of the Civil War

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017

Time: 1PM

Place: National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Auditorium

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Please come to celebrate Halloween with us as Mark Dawidziak and his wife Sara Showman return to the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial to tell ghost stories of the Civil War. This event, another in our series celebrating the centennial of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, also celebrates Halloween. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed, but are strongly recommended and may be made by calling 330 652 4273. Halloween treats will be given out.

 

Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017

Time: 1PM

Place: National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Auditorium

Larry Marple as TR

The next-to-last in our series of speakers honoring our centennial, this event is also in honor of Veteran’s Day. The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial is proud to present Larry Marple as Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider. Mr. Marple is a noted historic interpreter of Theodore Roosevelt. According to Mr. Marple, this program involves the following: “I come in a reproduction of the uniform TR wore on July 1, 1898 when he and the Rough Riders (1st US Volunteer Cavalry) made the famous charges up Kettle Hill and the San Juan Heights. I describe how the Rough Riders were formed, what life was like with the Rough Riders, and what the Rough Riders endured and accomplished. At the end of the program I discuss what happened to TR after being Colonel of the Rough Riders.” This event is free and open to the public. While not required, reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling 330 652 4273.

 

 

McKinley Christmas: Saturday December 9, 2017. Noon to 4PM. Check back often for more details.

Holiday Closings 2017:

New Year’s Day:  January 1 and 2

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 16

Memorial Day: Monday, May 29

Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 23

Christmas: Monday December 25

New Year’s Day 2017: Monday January 1, 2018

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