Immerse yourself in the dynamic history of the Kennedy Administration

World on the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

For 13 days in October 1962, a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind. Read formerly classified documents and listen in on secretly recorded ExComm meetings as President Kennedy and his advisors seek a peaceful resolution for the removal of Soviet intercontinental missiles from Cuba.

1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights

This interactive timeline brings to life the pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 through more than 230 primary sources ranging from film footage of the March on Washington to letters from youth advising the president to JFK’s landmark address to the American people and secret recordings of behind-the-scenes negotiations on civil rights legislation.

JFK Moonshot

Using the latest in augmented reality technology, we immerse users into 1969 with a full-scale recreation of the Saturn V rocket and a 5-day real-time tracking simulation of the mission and moon landing. Users can take a deeper dive into President Kennedy’s vision with interactive AR games, archival NASA footage and educational multimedia experiences. Download in the App Store or on Google Play.

JFK Library Pavilion 360

Museum visitors end their tour of the JFK Library in the 115 foot high glass pavilion designed by I.M. Pei. Courtesy of Google, you can now explore this space from the comfort of your own home!

Integrating Ole Miss

In the fall of 1962, the college town of Oxford, Mississippi, erupted in violence. James Meredith, an African American student, attempted to register at the all-white University of Mississippi known as "Ole Miss." Witness the events first-hand through the actual letters, recorded telephone conversations, and images of those who made history.


Visit, an award-winning website created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's administration. Explore events in JFK's presidency through the graphic novel-style History Now, learn how his legacy is being continued in the Legacy Gallery, and download customizable exhibits and primary source material for classroom use. (Note: This website uses Adobe Flash.)