Tuesday, May 6, 2014

We're half way there!

We have now officially raised $21,500 through donations from across the country to purchase a diamond tiara that belonged to First Lady Ida McKinley!

The tiara was recently sold on the History Channel show “Pawn Stars” and is for sale exclusively to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in Canton for $43,000.

But we still need your help!

Rick Harrison, co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, has given the Museum three months to raise enough money to purchase the tiara.   

Our deadline is JUNE 24.  

As a private non-profit organization that is not part of the modern, federally-funded presidential library system, the Museum does not have an acquisitions budget.  It is seeking the help of the community to bring this tiara back to Canton.

Donations of any size really add up.  We have received donations ranging from $5 to $5000.  We appreciate any amount people can give to help us bring this tiara back to Canton.  We still need those donations to meet our goal in time.

In addition to Ohio, the Museum has received donations from Texas, Nevada, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, California, West Virginia, New Jersey, Minnesota, Kansas, Virginia, New York, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Connecticut, and Alaska.

Click here to contribute to the Ida McKinley Tiara Fund online.  Donors can also send a check to:

Ida McKinely Tiara Fund
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
800 McKinley Monument Dr NW
Canton OH  44708.  

Help us bring the tiara back to Canton before time runs out!

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