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Former First Lady’s Diamond Tiara Back Home In Ohio
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A tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley’s wife has gone on display at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton.
Relatives who had inherited Ida McKinley’s diamond-accented headpiece sold it to the Las Vegas pawn shop featured in the History Channel show “Pawn Stars.” When Gold & Silver Pawn co-owner Rick Harrison offered to sell the piece to the Canton museum for $43,000 – the amount he paid for it – the museum quickly scrambled a fundraising campaign.
Curator Kim Kenney says about 200 donors lined up out the door to see the headpiece when it was unveiled at a special party this week. Now it’s on public display.
To hear an in-depth report on the tiara from WKSU’s M.L. Schultze, click on the link above.