Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Ohio museum buys McKinley tiara from pawn shop

Close up of the exterior entrance to the shop use at the filming site for the American reality television series Pawn Stars. (The Gold and Silver Pawn shop in Las Vegas).
Close up of the exterior entrance to the shop use at the filming site for the American reality television series Pawn Stars. (The Gold and Silver Pawn shop in Las Vegas).
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/04 3:46 pm

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley's wife has gone on display at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in northeast Ohio.

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 tells the Akron Beacon Journal 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.

 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share

Slideshows

Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.