Diamonds are forever

The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is racing to meet a fundraising deadline in order to acquire quite the stunner—Ida Saxton McKinley’s diamond-accented tiara.

The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is racing to meet a fundraising deadline in order to acquire quite the stunner—Ida Saxton McKinley’s diamond-accented tiara.

Previous owners of the headpiece—appraised at $75,000—sold it to Las Vegas Gold & Silver Pawn of “Pawn Stars” fame earlier this year.

After museum curator Kim Kenney sent a heartfelt inquiry to owner Rick Harrison, he offered to sell it to the museum for $43,000, the amount he acquired it for.

But only if the purchase happens by June 24.

With no acquisition budget, the museum is seeking community support in the form of donations to bring the tiara home.

Visit mckinleymuseum.org to make an online donation or purchase tickets for upcoming fundraising events, and for more details on the tiara.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass