Special Exhibits

Ceremonial and State Events

President and Mrs. Kennedy celebrated American history, culture, and achievement on social and diplomatic occasions. They brought an innovative spirit to ceremonial and state events, enhancing the role of the arts in national life. Artifacts and documents on display in this gallery feature the seating charts, place settings, invitations, programs and the outfit worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to the White House dinner or state visit events.

JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos

JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos commemorates President Kennedy’s centenary, featuring a compelling selection of items drawn mostly from the Kennedy Library’s collections.

Freedom 7 Space Capsule

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a special new installation featuring Freedom 7, the iconic space capsule that US Navy Commander Alan B. Shepard Jr. piloted on the first American manned flight into space.