Monday, December 16, 2013

Mark your calendars for McKinley Day 2014!

January is a significant month for the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum because we celebrate the President's birthday!

Each year we honor the anniversary of the President’s birth on the last Saturday of January, a tradition that has been observed for over a century. This year McKinley Day will be January 25, 2014.

All of your favorite McKinley Day activities will be back again this year, including an open hearth cooking demonstration (with samples!), Civil War re-enactors, special shows in Discover World, and much more.  This year we will also offer special focus tours in the McKinley Gallery.  Our Museum CafĂ© will again serve lunch.  

A highlight of the festivities is always the moving Wreath Laying Ceremony, where local veterans and a General representing the White House lay wreaths in memory of the President.  As the strains of “Taps” echo in the cold winter air, it is a time to remember the life of Canton’s favorite son, William McKinley.  The ceremony will take place at 3:00 PM, just outside the Museum building.

With all of these activities, you don’t want to miss this fun-filled day for the whole family!

Here are some highlights from last year's Wreath Laying Ceremony, courtesy of the US Army:

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