Carole Starre-Kmiecik, who portrays many women of history, will bring her one-woman show, portraying Clara Barton, founder of the US Red Cross, to the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Auditorium on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 2PM. Admission to this family event is free. This event is the first in the series of centennial events we have planned for this year.
McKinley and the National McKinley Birthplace Museum have recently been in the Warren Tribune Chronicle! The first is Part 2 of the weekly series the Tribune is doing about McKinley’s Presidency (with thanks to Mr. Finan for the article): http://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2017/03/mckinleys-cabinet-appointments-smallest-in-history/
And the second is about the museum’s first centennial event, Carole Starre-Kmiecik as Clara Barton. We would like to thank the Tribune for these.
An article written in 1914 by the Honorable Joseph Green Butler, Jr. http://mckinley.advantage-preservation.com/Viewer/?pt=31188&by=1914&bm=3&bd=16&pbd=03/16/1914-03/16/1914&fn=the_niles_daily_news_usa_ohio_niles_19140316_english_5&page=1&df=1&dt=8&tc=8&cnt=United%20States%20of%20America&sn=Ohio&cn=Niles&pn=The%20Niles%20Daily%20News&countryName=United%20States%20of%20America&countryName=United%20States%20of%20America&countryName=United%20States%20of%20America&StateName=Ohio&StateName=Ohio&StateName=Ohio&cityName=Niles&cityName=Niles&cityName=Niles&pubName=The%20Niles%20Daily%20News&pubName=The%20Niles%20Daily%20News&pubName=The%20Niles%20Daily%20News
McKinley’s first inauguration was the first Presidential inauguration to be captured on film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO_aOe_FM2Q
In honor of the 120th anniversary of William McKinley’s first Presidential inauguration, we present the text of his first inaugural speech. http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres40.html
An article from the February 28, 1912 Niles Daily News regarding a planning meeting of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial. It discusses subscriptions to the fundraiser as well as plans for a memorial booklet. http://mckinley.advantage-preservation.com/Viewer/?pt=31188&by=1912&bm=2&bd=28&pbd=02/28/1912-02/28/1912&fn=the_niles_daily_news_usa_ohio_niles_19120228_english_1&page=1&df=1&dt=8&tc=8&cnt=United%20States%20of%20America&sn=Ohio&cn=Niles&pn=The%20Niles%20Daily%20
Happy Presidents’ Day! We are open today until 5PM. In honor of Presidents’ Day, here is a photo of William McKinley that is part of the Bechtel Collection, which is part of the permanent collection of the National McKinley Birthplace Museum. Also, here is a link to the history of Presidents’ Day. http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/presidents-day
Wishing all of you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! This display is from the Bechtel Collection, part of the collections at the McKinley Birthplace Museum.