Historic McKinley collection donated to Statehouse museum

President William McKinley is depicted on a plate made by the Knowles Taylor Knowles company. Image courtesy of Hilliard & Co. and LiveAuctioneers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A collection of historic photographs and political items related to former President William McKinley has been donated to an Ohio museum.

The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center says the items being added to its collection were donated by Mary DeGenaro. The former Ohio Supreme Court justice says they were part of a collection owned by her family.

A statement by DeGenaro said she’s thrilled Ohioans will be able to see the items at the Statehouse, where the Republican McKinley served as governor.

Besides photographs and papers, the collection includes platters and dishes related to McKinley. One of the items is a photograph of McKinley in a carriage in Niagara Falls, New York, just over an hour before an assassin shot him Sept. 6, 1901. He died eight days later.

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