Kennedy : "We celebrate the past to awaken the future."
Columbia Point, Boston, Massachusetts, 02125,
Phone: 1 877 616 4599
is the United States' official memorial to John F.
Kennedy, 35th president of USA. The museum includes
library research facility with presidential paper,
photographs, thousands of hours of audio recordings and
millions of feet of film. Twenty-one exhibits are designed
to tell the story of John F. Kennedy and his wife,
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The museum was dedicated on October 20, 1979 and is
administered by the National Archive and Records
Administration. It was designed by the architect I. M. Pie
and built with private donations of 36 million people from
through out the world.
The museum consists of 21 exhibition areas. Some of these
1- 18-minute film covering John F. Kennedy's youth through
his domination for presidency at the 1960 Democrative
2- The Kennedy-Nixon Debate, which was broadcast on
September 26, 1960.This was the first ever televised
presidential debate in the history of USA.
3-Inauguration on January 20,1961, when he became the
youngest person to be elected president of USA. A color
film of this inauguration is presented.
4- Peace Corps: President Kennedy established the Peace
Corps in 1961, asking American volunteers to go and live
in third world countries to help them improve their
standard of living.
5- Cuban Missle Crisis, which caused the closest approach
ever to nuclear war. President Kennedy's own description
of the event is presented.
6- The Space Program, which was initiated by J. F.
Kennedy in 1966 and resulted in landing the first man on
the moon by the late 1960s.
7- The Oval office
8- The first Lady
library also houses the papers of Robert F. Kennedy and
hundreds of other individual associated with Kennedy
Administration. Furthermore, The Ernest Hemingway
collection is also housed here.
The library offers educational of community programs. On
average, more than 40,000 people annually attend these
The museum has a changing exhibit program to better
display the life and times of J. F Kennedy for public
Visitors are invited to shop at the museum store and eat
light dishes at the cafe.