The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum celebrates its centennial by staying open for the 100 Hours Celebration! The bash started yesterday and runs through Sunday afternoon. Were each taking shifts, says Christopher Kenney, the venues director of education. But I think were going to be up longer than we think. Theres something [happening] every hour.
The four-day extravaganza features everything from art and science demonstrations to a simulated crime lab. Theres also a wine-and-cheese party, free massages, balloon rides -- even an 18,000-piece jigsaw puzzle you can put together. This has been a two-year project, says Kenney. You can learn a little bit about history, science, and art. Theres something for everyone.
Movie fans can check out classics beamed onto the museums outside walls, animal lovers can pet visitors from the Akron Zoo, and kids can take in a bubble show. Plus, visitors can explore every nook and cranny of our 25th presidents final resting place . . . and not get kicked out at the end of the day. Its a neat experience, says Kenney. The monument was a community endeavor. We really wanted to keep that aspect of the community alive.
June 27-July 1