The National McKinley Birthplace Museum officially opened its newest exhibit on Saturday.

"The Timekeeper of Progress:  Life and Legacy of William McKinley" will now be a permanent fixture focusing on McKinley's life, but specifically his time in the Civil War.

The exhibit was researched and put together by Masters Degree students at Youngstown State University. 

"During the Battle of Antietam, the troops were on the front lines and they hadn't had any breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  He (McKinley) was told as the commissary sergeant not to go out and give the troops any breakfast, there was too much fighting going on.  He refused. He loaded up the cart with coffee and breakfast foods and took them to the front lines," said Lindsey Fisher, YSU Masters graduate.

You can see the exhibit during regular hours Monday through Thursday at The McKinley Birthplace Museum in downtown Niles.