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.
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Do you have plans for Mothers' Day this Sunday? We came across this excellent idea in the archives...
05/08/2020

Do you have plans for Mothers' Day this Sunday? We came across this excellent idea in the archives...

A long time ago (2 years) in a galaxy far, far away (the JFK Library), we had some special visitors for #Maythe4th. Happ...
05/04/2020

A long time ago (2 years) in a galaxy far, far away (the JFK Library), we had some special visitors for #Maythe4th. Happy #StarWarsDay!

04/24/2020
New Frontier Fridays: Governor Deval Patrick and Historian Dr. Barbara Perry

Watch former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick , and Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia Miller Center Dr. Barbara Perry join JFK Library Foundation Rachel Flor for our first virtual New Frontier Friday conversation, "Courageous Together for a New Frontier."

Our guests will share insights into managing uncertainty, learning leadership lessons in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing, and finding inspiration in President Kennedy’s New Frontier vision of bold leadership, inclusion, innovation, and service.

04/24/2020

Watch former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia Miller Center Dr. Barbara Perry join JFK Library Foundation Rachel Flor for our first virtual New Frontier Friday conversation, "Courageous Together for a New Frontier."

Our guests will share insights into managing uncertainty, learning leadership lessons in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing, and finding inspiration in President Kennedy’s New Frontier vision of bold leadership, inclusion, innovation, and service.

"The Earth can be an abundant mother to all of the people that will be born in the coming years if we learn to use her w...
04/22/2020

"The Earth can be an abundant mother to all of the people that will be born in the coming years if we learn to use her with skill and wisdom, to heal her wounds, replenish her vitality, and utilize her potentialities."

-Address at the Anniversary Convocation of the National Academy of Sciences, October 22, 1963

📷: Earthrise, courtesy of NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

04/17/2020
Public Servants That Inspire During the COVID 19 Pandemic

President Kennedy believed that public service is a noble profession, and that everyone can make an impact in their communities. In the season premiere of #JFK35, the directors of the JFK Library and Foundation discuss how this part of JFK's legacy is being carried out in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

🎧 Listen to the full episode: https://www.jfklibrary.org/about-us/social-media-apps/jfk35-podcast/continuing-our-missions-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest form of appreciation is not to utter words, but to l...
04/15/2020

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest form of appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

This #OneBostonDay, we honor those who were on the front lines 7 years ago today, and those who keep our communities safe and healthy today.

We can’t go too long with a pet-related holiday, and as it turns out, today is #NationalPetDay! See how the Kennedy fami...
04/11/2020
Historical Pets Who Were Great at Working from Home

We can’t go too long with a pet-related holiday, and as it turns out, today is #NationalPetDay! See how the Kennedy family’s pets and Ernest Hemingway’s cats were experts at living their best lives while ignoring the important work their humans were doing.

When you work where you live – as both President John F. Kennedy and writer Ernest Hemingway often did – pets tend to show up whenever they like and remain unbothered by workplace behav…

Happy #NationalSiblingsDay! #DYK: JFK was the second oldest of 9 brothers and sisters? His older brother Joe was born in...
04/10/2020

Happy #NationalSiblingsDay! #DYK: JFK was the second oldest of 9 brothers and sisters? His older brother Joe was born in 1915, and his youngest sibling, Edward was born in 1932. Can you name the other Kennedy siblings?

04/09/2020

Finished all the puzzles in your house, or need to take a break for a few minutes? Try out our new online jigsaw puzzle, featuring a photo from the 1960 campaign!

🧩: https://jigex.com/owu6

#JFKLfromHome

JFK kept many objects on his desk- some to help him in his daily duties as president, like his appointment book and sche...
04/07/2020

JFK kept many objects on his desk- some to help him in his daily duties as president, like his appointment book and schedule, and other items that had personal meaning to him, like photos and gifts from friends. What can you spot on his desk in this photo?

#JFKLfromHome

04/06/2020

Some #MondayMotivation: Before a crowd of 35,000 people at Rice University, President Kennedy declared, "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

04/05/2020
On Mrs. Kennedy's work establishing formal conservation efforts of the White House

The White House was always first and foremost the home of the first family. But, Jacqueline Kennedy also recognized that it had another function as a museum. White House Curator William Allman explains how the First Lady founded the White House Historical Association and hired the first the curatorial staff to take care of the artifacts in America’s most famous historic home.

Watch the full 2012 #JFKForum with William Allman at https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/forums/2012-02-15-50th-anniversary-of-the-white-house-tour

#JFKLfromHome

04/05/2020

The White House was always first and foremost the home of the first family. But, Jacqueline Kennedy also recognized that it had another function as a museum. White House Curator William Allman explains how the First Lady founded the White House Historical Association and hired the first the curatorial staff to take care of the artifacts in America’s most famous historic home.

Watch the full 2012 #JFKForum with William Allman at LINK

#JFKLfromHome

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum's cover photo
04/03/2020

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum's cover photo

04/02/2020
White House Curator discusses a challenge facing Mrs. Kennedy during White House renovation

While restoring a state dining room in the White House, Mrs. Kennedy encountered a "presidential roadblock" from President Truman at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library. White House Curator William Allman tells the story at a #JFKForum on the 50th Anniversary of her White House Tour and how she solved it.

View the full forum at: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/forums/2012-02-15-50th-anniversary-of-the-white-house-tour

We’re joining the City of Boston and fellow cultural institutions to spread the word about the #2020Census and make sure...
04/01/2020

We’re joining the City of Boston and fellow cultural institutions to spread the word about the #2020Census and make sure #BostonCounts!

Take 10 minutes to answer 10 questions that will shape our communities for the next 10 years: http://2020census.gov #BostonCultureCounts

Though we are currently closed to the public, you can virtually explore parts of the JFK Library from home thanks to Goo...
03/30/2020
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum - First Floor, United States — Google Arts & Culture

Though we are currently closed to the public, you can virtually explore parts of the JFK Library from home thanks to Google Arts & Culture. Visitors end their museum experience in the 115 foot high glass pavilion designed by I.M. Pei, overlooking Dorchester Bay. Don’t forget to look up!

#MuseumFromHome #JFKLFromHome

Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online.

One of the largest collections at the JFK Library is the White House Photographs collection. (In fact, most photos we po...
03/28/2020
Recently Cataloged Photos from the White House Photographs Collection

One of the largest collections at the JFK Library is the White House Photographs collection. (In fact, most photos we post are from there.) Archivists have recently cataloged and published more photos to our website- learn more!

#JFKLfromHome
https://jfk.blogs.archives.gov/2020/03/25/cataloged-photos-march2020/

In this cataloging update, we invite you to enjoy highlights of recently-published White House Photographs.

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Columbia Point
Boston, MA
02125

The Library and Museum is easily accessed by public transportation. Take the MBTA Rapid Transit, Red Line (any red line train) to JFK/UMASS Station. There is a free shuttle bus to the Library every 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running until Museum closing. Please take the buses marked ‘#2 JFK.’

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(866) 535-1960

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