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    Handmade and Heartfelt: Folk Art from the Collection of the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

    November 25, 2005 - April 3, 2007 A selection of the Library's rich collection of folk art and handmade items from countries around the world. Often not greatly accomplished works of art in and of themselves, such pieces are nonetheless important and fascinating because they relay affection, esteem and pride toward the President and First Lady f...

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    James Florio (1993)

    On May 30, 1990, under Governor Florio's leadership, New Jersey passed the strictest gun control law in the nation, banning the sale and severely restricting the possession of assault weapons in the state. The action was a significant legislative victory for Florio, who was then engaged in a public and political battle over his reforms to the state...

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    William Winter (2008)

    As Governor of Mississippi in the early 1980’s, William Winter called the state legislature into special session to pass a landmark education reform proposal aimed at bringing uniform quality and racial tolerance to public education in Mississippi. Winter's Education Reform Act of 1982 was among the most significant pieces of legislation of its ...

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    Edward M. Kennedy

    Edward M. Kennedy was the third longest-serving member of the United States Senate in American history. Voters of Massachusetts elected him to the Senate nine times—a record matched by only one other Senator. The scholar Thomas Mann said his time in the Senate was “an amazing and endurable presence. You want to go back to the 19th century to fin...

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    Arts and Culture in the Kennedy White House

    The Kennedys made the arts part of their life in the White House. JFK enjoyed literature and poetry, especially the work of the Romantic era English poet Lord Byron and the American Robert Frost. Jacqueline Kennedy loved poetry as well and was also deeply committed to both music and the visual arts. There is little evidence that JFK was particularl...

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    JFK's Missing "Tooth" Found (May 10, 2000)

    Boston - Employee’s Detective Work Leads to Missing Artifact. A piece of scrimshaw from President Kennedy’s collection, long thought missing by the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, has been loaned by the family of Greta Garbo for display in the Library’s new exhibit "John F. Kennedy – Man of the Sea." The new exhibit opens June 3 and runs throug...

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    Hemingway Letters to Marlene Dietrich Donated to JFK Library and Museum (April 7, 2003)

    BOSTON—The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum announced today that Marlene Dietrich’s daughter, Maria Riva, has donated to the Kennedy Library 30 letters written by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) to Marlene Dietrich between 1949 and 1959. The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum is home to the majority of Ernest Hemingway’s papers, including 95 percent...

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    Afghan Sculpture from Second Century on Display in Museum at JFK Library (June 16, 2003)

    BOSTON—The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum announced today that a rare Afghan head of Buddha, dating back to the second century, is now on display in its Museum. It is a state gift presented to President Kennedy at the White House on September 5, 1963, by His Majesty Mohammad Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan. Visitors to the Museum can view...

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    Tribute from Kennedy’s WWII Rescuer Placed on Gravesite and Installed in Museum at JFK Presidential Library (August 3, 2009)

    Boston, MA – July 28, 2009 – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will mark the anniversary of the August 1943 sinking of President Kennedy’s PT 109 boat by installing in the Museum a piece of “shell money” or “kustom money” given to the Kennedy family by Eroni Kumana, one of the two Solomon Islands natives who helped rescue John F. ...

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