Massachusetts Celebrates the Centennial of President John F. Kennedy

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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum opens its new exhibition, JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos, on Friday, May 26.

The exhibition chronicles historic milestones in the President’s career and administration, as well as the events of his personal and family life, features a compelling selection of items drawn mostly from the Kennedy Library’s collections. Highlights of the exhibition include family items from his childhood and adolescence; a flag from the PT 109 boat Kennedy commanded in World War II; items relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and notes jotted down by the President in preparation of his landmark address to the nation on civil rights.

Here is a video tribute to President Kennedy from his daughter Caroline Kennedy and her family.

Here are upcoming events commemorating the JFK Centennial in 2017.

Located at Columbia Point in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, the JFK Library is one of Massachusetts’ most popular tourism destinations. Since it opened in 1979, over eight million people have visited the JFK Library, including visitors from every US state and from dozens of countries around the world. In addition, 4.5 million people visit the JFK Library online annually.

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