John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Dedicated to the memory of our nation's 35th president. This account is run by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for the John F.
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Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, and are public spaces of education and conversation. The Foundation is committed to maintaining accessible, informative, and welcoming spaces on all our platforms, and therefore, we ask all users to be aware of commenting policies at https://www.jfklibrary.org/about-us/social-media-apps/social-media-community-guidelines.

01/08/2024

On January 8, 1963, President and Mrs. Kennedy, with French Minister of Culture André Malraux, welcomed the Mona Lisa to the National Gallery of Art. More than 700,000 people saw it at the National Gallery of Art and more than a million others viewed it at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in New York City during its time in the US.

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New year, new profile pic! Since we first got on social media way back in 2008 we have *never* changed our profile pic. ...
01/03/2024

New year, new profile pic! Since we first got on social media way back in 2008 we have *never* changed our profile pic. We recently got some amazing beauty shots of the JFK Library so we decided it’s time for a glow up. What do you think?

01/02/2024

64 years ago today on January 2, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States.

He would go on to win his party's nomination in July of that year, and in November, be elected president in one of the closest elections in US history.

At the close of 1961, JFK sent Soviet leaders Khrushchev and Brezhnev a   telegram, hoping that "the coming year will st...
01/01/2024

At the close of 1961, JFK sent Soviet leaders Khrushchev and Brezhnev a telegram, hoping that "the coming year will strengthen the foundations of world peace."

We agree with Amb. Kennedy: Now more than ever, it’s essential to uplift and recognize the work of leaders who have rise...
12/28/2023

We agree with Amb. Kennedy: Now more than ever, it’s essential to uplift and recognize the work of leaders who have risen above conflict to put progress over politics.

Ready to send in your nominee for the 2024 ? Visit the link in our bio to get started.

12/28/2023

We agree with Amb. Kennedy: Now more than ever, it’s essential to uplift and recognize the work of leaders who have risen above conflict to put progress over politics.

Ready to send in your nominee for the 2024 ? Visit http://bit.ly/submit-a-nomination.

The are presents unwrapped, we've eaten too much food, and the guests have gone home. Does this mean we have to clean up...
12/27/2023

The are presents unwrapped, we've eaten too much food, and the guests have gone home. Does this mean we have to clean up now? 😥

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A young girl runs in the East Wing Corridor strewn with unwrapped presents during a joint birthday party for Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr., 1962. https://www.jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/archives/jfkwhp-1962-11-27-h #?image_identifier=JFKWHP-ST-A4-15-62

"It is the day when we remind ourselves that man can and must live in peace with his neighbors and that it is the peacem...
12/25/2023

"It is the day when we remind ourselves that man can and must live in peace with his neighbors and that it is the peacemakers who are truly blessed." - President Kennedy, Remarks on Christmas at the Pageant of Peace Ceremonies, December 17, 1962

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President Kennedy (at lectern) delivers remarks at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree during the National Capital Christmas Pageant of Peace at the Ellipse, President’s Park, Washington, D.C. AR7621-1T (photograph by Abbie Rowe)

A young child wrote to JFK, worried that nuclear weapons would hurt Santa. He responded that he had "talked with him yes...
12/23/2023

A young child wrote to JFK, worried that nuclear weapons would hurt Santa. He responded that he had "talked with him yesterday,” and all would be well.

But what prompted this letter to the president? Find out how news of the world’s largest nuclear bomb sparked fears for Santa's safety in the middle of the Cold War.
https://jfk.blogs.archives.gov/2017/12/21/its-cold-war-outside/

12/22/2023

2023 was a year 60 years in the making! Did you catch everything the JFK Library and Foundation had to offer?

Watch our and revisit anything you missed!

Have you sent out holiday cards? In 1959, then-Senator and Mrs. Kennedy’s card featured a family photo with Caroline (Jo...
12/20/2023

Have you sent out holiday cards? In 1959, then-Senator and Mrs. Kennedy’s card featured a family photo with Caroline (John Jr. would be born the next year!).

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Students across the nation are submitting essays spotlighting acts of courageous leadership. These stories serve as a po...
12/15/2023

Students across the nation are submitting essays spotlighting acts of courageous leadership. These stories serve as a powerful reminder that history is made when the greater good is placed before personal interest.

Students can submit an essay before the January 12 deadline for the chance to win money for college 💰 → https://tinyurl.com/mw5kn75z

12/14/2023

Sixty years ago, President Kennedy led with hope and humanity.

As 2023 comes to a close, we remember his call to help make a better future for all.

In the coming new year, let us begin anew, recommitting ourselves to the ideals of hope and humanity.

Wishing you the warmest of holidays!

If you’re planning a trip to the JFK Library later this month, be sure you know our special holiday hours! The Museum cl...
12/13/2023

If you’re planning a trip to the JFK Library later this month, be sure you know our special holiday hours! The Museum closes early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Plan your trip: https://www.jfklibrary.org/visit-museum/visit/plan-your-trip

For the first time, 200 nations of the world passed a climate agreement to curb the use of fossil fuels and reach net ze...
12/13/2023

For the first time, 200 nations of the world passed a climate agreement to curb the use of fossil fuels and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

In President Kennedy’s 1963 address to the 18th General Assembly of the United Nations, he called on the world to change the world for the better.

“The Earth, the sea, and the air are the concern of every nation. And science, technology, and education can be the ally of every nation. Never before has man had such capacity to control his own environment, to end thirst and hunger, to conquer poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy and massive human misery.”

The countdown begins! Students can share a story of political courage for the chance to win a scholarship for college. T...
12/12/2023

The countdown begins! Students can share a story of political courage for the chance to win a scholarship for college. This is an opportunity to not only dive into history, but also to prepare for your future endeavors. Time is ticking—submit your essay by January 12, 2024.

⬇︎Click the link below to submit your essay:
https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest

Have someone in mind who should win the 2024  ? Here’s how you can make sure their name makes it to the list of nominees...
12/11/2023

Have someone in mind who should win the 2024 ?

Here’s how you can make sure their name makes it to the list of nominees for 2024 – start at http://bit.ly/submit-a-nomination.

Every year, the   Essay Contest™️ gives students from high schools all across the country a head start at saving money t...
12/10/2023

Every year, the Essay Contest™️ gives students from high schools all across the country a head start at saving money toward college. Take it from these high school students who not only earned scholarship money, but learned valuable lessons on courage along the way:

✍️ In 2023, Jeremy Haynes from Mobile Christian School in AL wrote about Joseph Langan and his advocacy to protect the rights of Black Americans.

✍️ In 2022, Theodora McGee from Moorestown High School in NJ wrote about José Tomás Canales’s work on early reform.

✍️ In 2007, Maia Gottlieb from Baltimore City College High School in MD, wrote about Shirley Chisholm’s protest of a flawed system.

✍️ In 2005, Kevin Zhou from Monte Vista High School in CA wrote about CA district attorney Paul V. Gallegos’ stand against a powerful company.

To find even more inspiration in crafting a winning essay, you can read the full essays of Theodora, Kevin, Maia, and Jeremy (along with many others including Sec. Pete Buttigieg’s!) here: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest

NEWS: Nominations for the 2024 Profile in Courage Award® are now OPEN!While President Kennedy authored his Pulitzer Priz...
12/08/2023

NEWS: Nominations for the 2024 Profile in Courage Award® are now OPEN!

While President Kennedy authored his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage 65 years ago, the Profile in Courage Award® reminds us that political courage is not an idea from 1957 – it is alive and well today.

Today, we invite you to play a role in honoring President Kennedy’s legacy by recognizing political courage in today’s political environment.

⭐️ Spend 5 minutes today to nominate an elected official who has inspired you with their dignity and bravery: http://bit.ly/submit-a-nomination

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