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Tiara belonging to wife of President McKinley goes from Pawn Stars to Canton museum

(Canton, Ohio) - 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's show "Pawn Stars".  When Gold and Silver Pawn co-owner Rick Harrison offered to sell the piece to the Canton museum for $43-thousand dollars---the sum he paid for it---the museum quickly scrambled a fundraising campaign.

Curator Kim Kenney tells the Akron Beacon Journal about 200 donors line up out the door to see the headpiece when it was unveiled at a special party this week.  Now, it's on public display.

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