The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum preserves and provides access to historical materials related to President Kennedy and his times -- and engages with citizens of all ages and nationalities through JFK's life story and the ideals he championed.

Our Values:

  • We value the study of history; facilitate the craftsmanship of those who interpret the past; and offer opportunities for the public to engage with us and the Library's holdings through our reference room, exhibits and programs.
  • We seek to be a trusted and authoritative source of information about John F. Kennedy and our related collections.
  • We work collaboratively to build an inclusive, supportive, and productive professional community.
  • We serve our local, national, and global communities.
  • We build partnerships with the Kennedy Library Foundation and with other key stakeholders.
  • We serve the public as we wish to be served -- with pride, respect, and courtesy.
  • We sustain the Library through creative business enterprises.
  • We strive to be at the forefront of our fields through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

We achieve our mission and live out our values by pursuing the following key priorities:

  • Maintain the safety and preservation of the collections, our building, and the people who work and visit here.
  • Provide access to our historical materials and to our museum and programming:
    • to researchers in the reference room and through the website and digital archives;
    • to museum visitors through our exhibits, store, and facility rentals;
    • to students, teachers, and the general public through our educational programs.
  • Serve as the nation's memorial to President Kennedy -- sharing the story of his life, times, and legacy.


Adopted 2013

Children in Space Room of the Kennedy Library Museum

Kids in Space Room of the Kennedy Library Museum

Children in Space Room of the Kennedy Library and Museum

NLJFK 93-C52:29: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, 15 November 1993 JFK Library Addition

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum