Visitors toured the McKinley Library Memorial Museum and the McKinley Birthplace replica home Sunday during the annual celebration of the birthday of President William McKinley, who was born in Niles.
This would have been McKinley's 168th birthday.
While guests played a game of McKinley trivia at the McKinley Memorial Library Museum, others toured the authentic rooms and exhibits inside the Birthplace Home, just a few blocks away.
McKinley ''presidential presenter'' Mike Wilson also attended the event and led tours at the home as McKinley. Wilson, always in character, wowed guests with facts about McKinley, who as president, was assassinated in 1901.
Wilson also inspected the gravestone of McKinley's maternal grandmother, Anne Campbell Allison, who died in 1846. Allison's gravestone was replaced in 2010 with a new headstone in Niles City Cemetery. Her original gravestone will be placed in a garden behind the replica house sometime in the spring, said library director Patrick Finan.
Also receiving attention during the event was a framed display of a mug shot of Leon Czolgosz, the man who shot McKinley while he visited the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. After being shot twice, the president died six days later.