The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum will host a free exhibition opening Nov. 2 for the latest Keller Gallery exhibition, called "Inverted Intersections: A Snaphot of Canton in 1956."
In 2008, the museum received a donation of 74 photographs of intersections in downtown Canton, taken by Timken photographer Robert Hildebrand, from his daughter Krista Hildebrand Purdue. Although museum staff does not know why he took these photos, they suspect it had something to do with urban renewal projects that would happen just a few years later. The collection is a treasure trove of information about Canton in the mid-20th century.
Archivist Mark Holland has created a popular lecture series based on the photographs, focusing on the stories of the people associated with Canton’s history at these locations over time. The next installment, called Soup at Six: Inverted Intersections III, will be Nov. 15. The cost is $15 per person and pre-paid reservations are required.
The museum will present a look at downtown Canton with the photos, plus artifacts from the museum’s collection.
The exhibition will be on view through May 26, 2019, at the museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive N.W. in Canton.