Our fundraising efforts are really taking off! It's so exciting to be a part of a community coming together to bring an important artifact back to Canton.
It reminds me of some of the highlights of the past decade in the Museum's history. Two specific events come to mind.
First, the community gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the McKinley Monument with great enthusiasm at our "100 Hours Celebration" back in 2007. Second, we saw an amazing collaboration just this past year with A Secret Gift.
Canton is a wonderful place to work and live. And the Museum is grateful to be in a community like this one.
Thank you for all of your support! People have been coming in all week bringing checks to help us buy the tiara. We are grateful beyond words.
I'm feeling very proud to be a part of this Museum today, and 100 Hours will always be one of the best community-wide events I've ever been a part of! The Museum was open for 100 hours -- continuously, all day and all night -- with a full slate of programs and events. It was absolutely fabulous, in every way. I worked the Noon to 2AM shift, and it was so much fun!
So here's some "Throwback Thursday" pics for you!
|A "Nooks and Crannies" Tour of the Monument|
|Tethered balloon rides, courtesy of Remax|
|The penney campaign! We collected 1.2 million pennies!|
|Chris and me heading up to the Monument, wearing the volunteer and staff shirts for the event|
|Butter churning demo in the Cabin|
|The Monument at night|
|Mayor Janet Creighton at the official opening ceremony|
|"Ghost Tours" of the Street of Shops|
|Our annual Cruisin' Thru History Car Show!|
|Horse-drawn carriage rides around the grounds and up to the Monument|
|Haunted History tours with Betty O'Neil Rodderick and smores at the outdoor hearth|
|A midnight pancake breakfast in the Street of Shops, cooked over the open hearth|
|An albino wallaby in the Petting Zoo|
|Ice cream social, the last event of the celebration|
|Lake Township Historical Society's calliope|
|An old-fashioned baseball game|
|A baby otter at the Petting Zoo|
Did you come to our "100 Hours Celebration"? Leave a comment if you were there!