A SPECIAL JFK NIGHT
Singer Songwriter James Taylor at Kennedy Library
Watch James speak on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy at the JFK Centennial Celebration held on May 7, 2017 at the JFK Library & Museum in Boston, Massachusetts
New John F Kennedy Stamp Announced
On February 20, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy's by dedicating a Forever stamp in his honor at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, in Boston, Massachusetts.
The stamp features a 1960 photograph by Ted Spiegel of Kennedy campaigning for president in Seattle, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The sheet of stamps will feature a picture of Kennedy in a reflective pose, a copy of a 1970 oil painting by Aaron Shikler.
Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, said in a statement, "As we mark the centennial of his birth, we hope that the stamp will be an enduring symbol of President Kennedy's call for service, innovation, and inclusion, and his belief that we each have the power to make this world a better place."
Nominate a courageous leader
Next year will mark the Centennial of my father's birth, and although his time is becoming part of history, his words, his example, and his spirit remain as vital as ever.
One way that we connect past and present is through the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. By honoring individuals who act on principle without regard for the personal consequences, we honor the quality that my father most admired in public life - courage.
Each year in May, when the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation gives this award in his name, it reaffirms my faith in democracy, and in the people who serve at all levels of government on both sides of the aisle. And each year, we rely on your help to find inspiring examples of modern-day elected officials in federal, state or local office who have chosen to govern for the greater good, even when it meant taking an unpopular stand or offending powerful groups.
Since 1989, the Kennedy Library Foundation has given the Profile in Courage Award to almost 50 public servants, including Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis; former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for her work as a California State Senator championing environmental justice for disenfranchised minorities; and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy for courageously defending the U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees. Those who are honored with the award come from all walks of life, but they share a common quality: they took a stand for the public interest, instead of doing what was politically convenient.
Do you know an elected official who should be recognized for an act of courage? Submit their name for consideration for the 2017 Profile in Courage Award.
Young Jack - New Exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
As a high school student, Jack Kennedy was an underachiever with a rebel streak. But he grew up to be one of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century. More than fifty years after his Presidency ended in tragedy, John F. Kennedy's vision, intellectual intensity, and personal magnetism continue to fire the public imagination.
Visitors to the new exhibit will catch glimpses of "Young Jack" as a boy, a student, a decorated war hero, a young man seeking his life's path. Drawn from the collections of the Kennedy Library, the exhibition presents touchstones of JFK's early life.
Highlights from the new exhibition include:
John F. Kennedy's Navy "dog tag" from World War II, which he wore with a St. Christopher's Medal and an 1854 gold dollar coin given to him for good luck.
The Coconut inscribed by JFK with the message that led to his rescue after his patrol torpedo boat, PT 109, was rammed by a Japanese destroyer during World War II.
This past spring, two of the Kennedy Library's most treasured artifacts - JFK's World War II Navy dog tag and the coconut inscribed with the rescue message - were on loan to the National Archives of Japan in Tokyo, where they were featured in a major exhibition about the life and legacy of President Kennedy.
The opening of Young Jack celebrates their return to the Kennedy Library, where they are now prominently displayed.
Camelot's Remaing Allure in Middleburg
Alexandria, VA - Virginia's prestigious "hunt country" was so appealing to President and Mrs. John f Kennedy that they leased a 400-acre horse farm near Middleburg to employ as a private weekend getaway, and now a local auction company is offering a taste of the Kennedy's country glamour with the sale fo the original furniture adn art from historic Glen Ora on November 5.
Among the lots of antique furntiure, paintings and other items from Glen Ora evoking the "hunt country" aura that attracted the John F. Kennedys, is an antique bed that has stayed in the bedroom in which President Kennedy slept, two Louis XV parquetry commodes from the room Mrs. Kennedy used as her bedroom, paintings and other fine 18thand 19th century English and continental furniture from throughout the house.
The November 5 auction will also include property from the red brick Georgetown home the Kennedy's lived in just prior to their move into the White House. The auction will be run by The Potomack Company of Old Town Alexandra. For additional information visit www.potomackcompany.com or call 703-684-4550
Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. , John F Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
Award-winning journalist Larry Tye discusses his new book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon. Pulitzer Prize-winning former Boston Globe columnist Eileen McNamara moderates.
All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open approximately one hour before the program begins.
To make a reservation call (617) 514-1643
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