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My flight to Boston arrived at 7:30am last Friday so I leisurely made my way to the Kennedy Presidential Library. I'd only been to the Clinton and Nixon libraries. I thought the Kennedy Library was done well, with an exhibit room devoted to particular themes of his life and presidency, such as Peace Corps, the space race, the Cuban missile crisis, the role of TV in the Kennedy-Nixon debates, and so on. There was one room on Jackie which included an original Oleg Cassini outfit. The tour path ended in a gorgeous atrium overlooking the ocean. I'd say the Kennedy Library was worth the relative slog to get to and the $12 admission. (I thought there'd be a special section on Ted Kennedy but I didn't see one.)

I hadn't known that Kennedy started Food for Peace, which is a USAID funding program that I've worked on.

The Peace Corps room showcased a lot of gifts from countries where volunteers served.

I was really touched by the photo of the JFK museum in the Solomon Islands, where Kennedy served in the Navy during WWII.

The stunning main atrium.
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On September 23rd, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
Love that last photo for its perspective and visual interest as a photo!
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On September 23rd, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Sometime my camera really surprises me!
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