Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Facebook offer

If you haven't "liked" us on Facebook yet, you're missing out on some great features.

We regularly post photos from the archival collection, updates on what's going on at the museum, and facts about McKinley, Ida and Stark County history.  I usually post event photos there first, too.

This morning we decided to try out Facebook's new "offer" feature.  Go like us (it's easy! the link is to your right on this page!) so you can claim a $1.00 off coupon for one adult or one senior admission!

And please, SHARE IT with your friends!  We'd love to show off our wonderful museum to even more visitors.

Great stories in the Repository this week!

Gary Brown has written two great stories in the Repository this week.

The first talks about McKinley's nickname "Coffee Bill" and his role as a member of the 23rd OVI in the Civil War.  Click here to read that article.

Do you know why his political opponents called him "Coffee Bill"?  Find out in Gary's article!

The second one is about our button project in the Street of Shops.  Click here for that one.

Repository photographer Michael Balish took some awesome photos of the Street for the article!  It is really dark up there, to expose the artifacts to less light and therefore less fading/damage, so it's tough to get good photos in the Street.  I've tried.  Lots of times.  Michael's photos are fantastic!

We're excited about the enhancements we've made to the Street of Shops, and even more excited that they are being so well-received by the public!

If you've listed to the buttons, let me know what you think.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Taste of Our Town a success!

I was so tired last week after Taste of Our Town, I didn't blog about it!  It was all I could do to thank the volunteers and guests on Facebook and go to BED!

The event went off without a hitch!  It was a great time for everyone -- staff included.  The food was fantastic, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Here are some photos: