Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pawn Stars In The News

From the Las Vegas Sun: 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 after a hurried fundraising campaign to buy it from a Las Vegas pawn shop.
About 200 donors lined up out the door to see the headpiece when it was unveiled at a special party this week, curator Kim Kenney told the Akron Beacon Journal .
"Everybody was saying, 'We did this. We got this back,'" Kenney said.
She said it is usually difficult to authenticate jewelry that belonged to presidents' wives, making the tiara special because there is proof of its provenance. The museum had previously borrowed the tiara from the family for special events.
Now it is on public display in its original velvet box, within a special case for extra security.
"I have not tried it on. I will not try it on," Kenney said, smiling. "That's a curatorial no-no."
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