December 11th, 2013
The Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Orange County New York was the first to Vote for Kennedy as Candidate for US president. Photo: Ed McCarthy
Boston, Ma - November 22, 2013 was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy our Nation’s 35th President. The Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, located in Boston’s’ Dorchester section at Columbia point on the grounds of the University of Massachusetts, is the official repository for original papers and correspondences of the Kennedy Administration.
President John F. Kennedy originally scouted the four recommended sites of his Harvard University Alma Mater on October 19, 1963. The final site was later chosen after many architects were heavily scrutinized. Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy named renowned architect I.M. Pei for the job. I.M. Pei went on to design The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio as well as the Pyramid section at The Louvre in Paris France.
The dedication of the Presidential Library and Museum was held on October 20, 1979 by, then President Jimmy Carter along with members of the Kennedy family. Visitors can view 25 multimedia exhibits in an interactive White House setting giving you a “You Are There” type of experience.