Through our permanent exhibits, visitors to the museum learn about the career of John F. Kennedy, the challenges he faced, the decisions he made, and his commitment to public life as he speaks for himself on film, video, and sound recordings from the Library's audio-visual collections. Exhibits on the Kennedy presidency focus on such hallmarks as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Peace Corps and the Space Program. Exhibits on Attorney General Robert Kennedy and the president’s Oval Office deal primarily with the growing Civil Rights movement of the early 1960’s. A series of displays highlight first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s role in the historic restoration of the White House, which culminated with her celebrated televised tour of the President’s House in 1962.
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