JFK Library Introduces New Discount for EBT Cardholders


For Immediate Release: August 28, 2013 
Further information: Megan Piccirillo (617) 514-1665, megan.piccirillo@jfklfoundation.org

Boston, MA– The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today introduced a new program that invites all Massachusetts residents with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to show their card to get $4 per person admission to the museum, a savings of $8 on regular adult admission. The EBT card discount applies for up to four people per card, per visit. The JFK Library does not process EBT transactions, and cash or other payment must be provided for admission. 

“By offering this discount, we hope to give more families and their children the opportunity to discover the lessons of history, and to be inspired by President Kennedy’s example,” said Tom Putnam, Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. 
As an organization dedicated to public service, the JFK Library works to make its resources readily accessible to all members of the community. The Library’s robust Education and Public Programs department offers a variety of free educational programs for kids and adults alike, including a public forum series, guided programs for school groups, and a performing arts series for children. Since its inception, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has offered free admission to all children ages 12 and under. The Library also offers free admission to all New England school students. Additionally, the Library’s groundbreaking online digital archives initiative has made the most important papers of John F. Kennedy available to everyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world. 

The Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exceptions of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The Library is located in the Dorchester section of Boston, off Morrissey Boulevard, next to the campus of the University of Massachusetts/Boston. Parking is free. There is free shuttle-service from the JFK/UMass T Stop on the Red Line. The Museum is fully handicapped accessible. More information about the JFK Library can be found at www.JFKLibrary.org. Become a fan of the Museum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JFKLibrary and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jfklibrary. 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and supported, in part, by the Kennedy Library Foundation, a non-profit organization.