May 26, 2017

JFK 100: Milestones and Mementos Opening

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May 28, 2017

JFK 100 – Space Exploration Discovery Day: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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May 29, 2017

JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

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  • JFK 100: Gregorio Luke at Bowers Museum

    July 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM PST
    Santa Ana, CA

    Join Casa de la Familia as world renowned art historian and lecturer, Mr. Gregorio Luke presents "The Plight of the Immigrant," a beautiful journey into the history and contributions of immigrants in America.

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  • JFK at 100: Television and the Presidency

    June 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM EST
    New York, NY 10019

    White House correspondent for LIFE magazine, Hugh Sidey proclaimed that because of President John F. Kennedy’s use of television, “no official face has ever become so much a part of American consciousness.” From his debates with Republican candidate Richard Nixon to his sixty-four live press conferences, President Kennedy engaged the public in a continuing political conversation about vital issues of national importance. Now into the twenty-first century, President Kennedy is still considered one of the political masters of the media: he had an astute understanding of the nuances of television and how to message even the littlest detail.

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  • JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

    May 29, 2017 @ 9:00 AM EST
    Boston, MA

    Join us for a fun-filled day of celebration on President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, featuring performances by the U.S. Naval Band, the Boston City Singers, a ceremonial cake cutting, and a flyover performed by the U.S. Navy. Admission to the Library will be free and open to the public all day.

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  • JFK 100 – Space Exploration Discovery Day: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    May 28, 2017 @ 12:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    To commemorate JFK’s challenge to the nation of landing a man on the moon, the Kennedy Library is hosting an afternoon of activities and guest speakers for kids, families, and adults focused on Space. Featured presentations by a NASA astronaut and NASA spacesuit engineer will highlight space exploration and equipment, including what it’s like to live and work on the International Space Station.

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  • JFK 100 Commemoration for the Peace Corps Community

    May 27, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to partner with National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) to host the Peace Corps community at a centennial commemoration of President Kennedy.

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  • JFK 100: Milestones and Mementos Opening

    May 26, 2017 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Boston, MA

    Be the first to view our new exhibition, JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos, opening Friday, May 26 at 11:00 am. This exhibition, chronicling 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.

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  • The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

    May 25, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, discusses his new collection of speeches, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, with longtime former ABC reporter and anchor Charlie Gibson. This program is presented as part of the JFK Centennial Celebration.

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  • The Road to Camelot: JFK's Five-Year Campaign

    May 22, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington columnist for the Boston GlobeTom Oliphant, and former Boston Globe reporter and professor of journalism  at the University of Mississippi, Curtis Wilkie, discuss their new book The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign.

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  • Richard Nixon: The Life

    May 16, 2017 @ 6:07 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    Award-winning author and former Boston Globe correspondent John A. Farrell will discuss his new book, Richard Nixon: The Life.

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  • JFK: A Vision for America

    May 15, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley, co-editors of JFK: A Vision for America, discuss President Kennedy's legacy with Harvard University professor Frederik Logevall.

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  • Hemingway's Brain

    April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    Dr. Andrew Farah, Chief of Psychiatry, High Point Division, University of North Carolina Healthcare System, discusses his new book, Hemingway's Brain, with Dr. Linda Miller.

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  • National Marionette Theatre: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

    April 18, 2017 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Boston, MA

    Master puppeteers bring one of the most famous of the Grimm Brothers’ stories to life with exquisitely crafted marionettes, scrolling scenery and the beautiful music of Englebert Humperdinck.

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  • A Conversation on Healthcare

    April 17, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and Dr. James O'Connell, President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless, discuss key healthcare issues, as well as challenges and opportunities for consumers. WCVB's Emily Riemer moderates.

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  • A Convesation with Ernest Moniz

    April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    Former US Secretary of Energy and MIT Professor of Physics Ernest J. Moniz discusses key issues related to climate, clean energy, and nuclear security with David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN and professor of public service and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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  • Centennial Touch Football Games

    April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 AM EST
    Massachusetts

    Touch football games will be held across Massachusetts in recognition of President Kennedy’s love of the sport and commitment to physical fitness as exemplified through legislation he signed enacting the Presidential Physical Fitness Initiative.

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  • PEN Hemingway Awards

    April 2, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    Patrick Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s son, will present the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first published work of fiction by an American author. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway's works. The PEN New England Awards in Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction will also be presented at the ceremony.

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  • American Experience: The Great War

    March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    The Kennedy Library and WGBH partner for a preview and discussion of the new American Experience series, The Great War.  Executive Producer Mark Samels, Series Producer Amanda Pollak, Associate Professor of History at MIT Chris Capozzola, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University Chad Williams show an exclusive preview from the series and discuss the legacy of America’s entry into World War I. 

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  • A Conversation with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD

    March 13, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Prime Minister of Ireland, discusses the Irish-US relationship and key issues for Ireland in the new millennium in a Forum moderated by Dr. Robert Mauro, director of the Irish Institute and Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.

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  • Themselves: An Immigrant’s Story

    March 11, 2017 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Boston, MA

    This family program tells the story of a young woman who journeys to America and her struggle to begin a new life while keeping her heritage alive. The performance featuring storytelling, traditional Irish music, and an Irish jig!

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  • JFK’s Visit to Ireland with Ryan Tubridy and PJ Lynch

    March 6, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    Acclaimed Irish broadcaster and Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy and Ireland's current laureate for children's literature, illustrator P.J. Lynch, discuss President Kennedy's 1963 visit to Ireland.

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  • Peace Corps Week JFK Centennial Event

    March 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EST
    Boston, MA

    In honor of the centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth and Peace Corps Week, you are invited to view a compilation of the top videos submitted in the Peace Corps Week Video Challenge. This year's theme is "Highlighting Hospitality: How does my Peace Corps country make people feel welcome?" Hear from Volunteers in the field and see traditions and customs of hospitality and welcome in their countries of service.

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  • JFK Forever Stamp Ceremony

    February 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM EST
    Boston, MA

    The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth by dedicating a Forever stamp in his honor at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

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  • Presidents’ Day Family Festival

    February 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM EST
    Boston, MA

    The sixth annual Family Festival will feature presidential storytelling, creative activities, musical performances, and hands-on programs to bring the Library to life in new ways for all ages.

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