Massachusetts

Presidential Pathways: #35, John F. Kennedy

Born: May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Mass.
Died: Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas
Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (Visited: April 2010)
Library & Museum: Boston, Mass. (Visited: April 2017)

Burial Place

An eternal flame watches over the grave site of John and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Tombstone of President Kennedy.

Tombstone of the First Lady.

Library & Museum

Library and museum as seen from along the walkway.

Entrance to the library and museum.

Presidential seal in entryway of library and museum.

Special exhibit called “Young Jack” details the president’s life before his run for office.

Portion of “Young Jack” special exhibit detailing the president’s collegiate years.

Portion of “Young Jack” special exhibit detailing the president’s years in the Navy during World War II.

The coconut the president used to write a message that led to his rescue following the sinking of PT 109 in the Pacific Ocean.

Beginning of the “1960 Presidential Election” exhibit featuring women in dresses to promote his candidacy.

Poster welcoming delegates to the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Calif.

Mock Kennedy campaign office displaying a variety of campaign buttons, posters, and stickers.

Replica TV studio showing predicted outcomes in each state.

Electoral College map showing the final results of the 1960 presidential election.

A special exhibit featuring Freedom 7, which U.S. Navy Commander Alan B. Shepherd Jr. piloted
during the first American manned flight in space.

The White House Corridor features gifts from heads of state, including this carved replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta,
which was given to President Kennedy by Pope Paul VI.

A permanent exhibit creates Robert Kennedy’s Attorney General Office.

Closeup of Robert Kennedy’s desk at the attorney general’s office.

The Oval Office exhibit featuring President Kennedy’s desk with a screen in the background displaying notable events
from his presidency.

A rocking chair presented to President Kennedy while aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk.

Model of  Danish maritime training ship Danmark, which was used by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy during World War II.

President Kennedy enjoyed golfing.

Personalized golf balls with “Mr. President” printed on them for Kennedy.

Permanent exhibit First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy features some of her dresses.

Poster announcing the First Lady’s visit to India.

A permanent exhibit “State Visit to Europe” preserves President Kennedy’s trip to Europe during the summer of 1963.
A note card from President Kennedy’s speech in West Berlin in front of the Berlin Wall on June 26, 1963.

Rotunda following the hallway retelling President Kennedy’s assassination.

A portion of the Berlin Wall commemorating Kennedy’s 1963 address in West Berlin.

Profile in Courage Plaza with a view onto Boston harbor.

Closeup of the Profile in Courage Award.

A quote featured in the Profile in Courage Plaza.
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