McKinley Presidential Library & Museum official to lead book club discussion March 28

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum’s education director will lead a public discussion about a McKinley biography on Wednesday, March 28, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Christopher Kenney will lead the Presidential History Book Club’s discussion regarding the book “President McKinley: Architect of the American Century” by Robert W. Merry.

The event is from noon to 1 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Admission is free.

All are invited, and participants do not need to read the book to attend. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.

Kenney has been the director of education at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum since 2001. He portrays President McKinley through first-person interpretation, speaks about the construction of architecture of the McKinley National Memorial and coordinates the field trips for more than 10,000 students each year.

He has written three books about McKinley and the McKinley Monument and recently completed an article regarding McKinley’s assassination for “White House History,” the journal of the White House Historical Association.

The Presidential History Book Club meets monthly and reads books about the American presidency. Participation is free. For a schedule of events, visit

The book club is sponsored by the Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

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