Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum director of education, Christopher Kenney, has died, according to an announcement attributed to the museum’s director and his wife, Kimberly Kenney.

CANTON Employees of the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum are mourning the loss of a beloved colleague.


Christopher Kenney, the museum’s director of education, died, according to a museum’s Facebook page. His wife, Kim, is the organization’s executive director.


“I loved him more than anyone, but I shared him with all of you,” she wrote in a Christmas Eve post.


“He loved his work at the museum so very much, and I know he will be missed by so many. We will be announcing a special memorial project very soon for those of you who want to join me in honoring his legacy.


“To say that I am heartbroken is woefully inadequate. I want to thank all of the wonderful people at the Aultman Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center who took such good care of him in his final days.”


The Facebook post has more than 175 comments as of Thursday morning.



Kenney often dressed up and portrayed former President William McKinley at the library and museum as well as community events.


The site at 800 McKinley Monument Drive is a hand-on science center, a presidential museum dedicated to the 25th president, a historical library and planetarium.