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In 1956, John F. Kennedy wrote a book about the grace and courage of eight United States Senators who risked their careers to stand up for American ideals. Profiles in Courage foretold the extraordinary grace and courage of another United States Senator, Edward M. Kennedy, whose perseverance on behalf of the vulnerable and the voiceless has, for 47...
Judge Charles Price, a circuit court judge in Montgomery, Alabama, was honored in 1997 for his devotion to the principles of the American Constitution that compelled him to rule that a fellow circuit court judge's courtroom display of the Ten Commandments for religious purposes was a violation of the First Amendment. In 1995, Etowah County (Alabama...
Students learn how young John F. Kennedy tried to convince his father to raise his allowance and then try their hand at persuasive letter-writing
Accession Number: EH4936P
Description: Ernest Hemingway with fork and knife in hands and empty plate on a table during World War II.
Credit Line: Please Credit "Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston."
Stranded at Sea is a 25-minute hands-on experience for visitors of all ages. Come hear the story of John F. Kennedy's patrol torpedo boat collision with a Japanese destroyer during World War II, and the crew's six-day struggle for survival.
Accession Number: EH783N
Description: A young Ernest Hemingway standing in a field with a shotgun in his left hand and a dead bird in his right hand.
Credit Line: Please credit "John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston."
Medium: Wood, pigment, putty, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 12 x 8 x 8 in. (30.5 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Hand-carved and painted wood Tern standing on a base of driftwood. The Tern is a large, gull-like bird with black cap, large bill of brilliant red with dark tip, silvery gray back and wings with a white body.
This carved bird was given to Pres...
Garfield County Attorney Nickolas Murnion successfully prosecuted Montana's fiercely anti-government “Freemen” for advocating terrorism, and rallied his small community to stand up to the extremist hate group. In March 1994, the Freemen posted a $1 million bounty for the arrest and conviction of Murnion and several others who were involved in the f...
Docents at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum facilitate museum learning for visitors of all ages including families, students and adults. Docent duties may include, but are not limited to, conducting museum highlights programs, leading programs for school groups, and engaging visitors in hands-on museum activities.
In 1991, after a careful, first-hand examination of his state's deteriorating fiscal condition, Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut shocked many residents of the state by proposing a first-time-ever personal income tax as part of his fiscal year 1992 budget package. He believed that for Connecticut to survive its worst financial crisis since the...
Explore the museum on a guided tour or take part in a hands-on history program.
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Accession Number: EH783N
Description: A young Ernest Hemingway standing in a field wi...
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