Highlights from the Museum Artifacts Collection

The museum collection of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum comprises some 20,000 three-dimensional objects and works of art, including many objects of extraordinary historical significance and value. Among the collection are gifts, including those presented to President Kennedy by world leaders as well as the charming and whimsical items handmade by private citizens to express their support and admiration for President Kennedy.

The museum collection also includes personal memorabilia of President Kennedy such as his own collections of scrimshaw and ship models, as well as items associated with the events of his political career and Presidency. Included in the Museum's holdings is a comprehensive collection of Jacqueline Kennedy's costumes from the White House period that helps to document the unique public role that Mrs. Kennedy played, as well as the substantive work she accomplished as First Lady.