United States Flag from PT 109

Permanent Exhibits

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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President and Mrs. Kennedy return to the Quai d'Orsay following a State dinner hosted by President Charles de Gaulle

Special Temporary Exhibits

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new exhibit highlighting Mrs. Kennedy's 1964 oral history interview. Sealed for 47 years and published in September 2011, it is a series of wide-ranging conversations with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

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Model of the Ship "Danmark"

Museum Artifacts

The museum collection of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum comprises some 20,000 three-dimensional objects and works of art, including many objects of extraordinary historical significance and value. Among the collection are gifts, including those presented to President Kennedy by world leaders as well as the charming and whimsical items handmade by private citizens to express their support and admiration for President Kennedy.

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World on the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Interactive Exhibits

Learn about the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy through online interactive exhibits on the Cuban Missile Crisis, Civil Rights, Kennedy's space efforts, and more. Also included here is a virtual tour of the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.