Support the news

Treasures From JFK's Inauguration Rolled Out

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is wheeling out treasures celebrating the 50-year anniversary of his inauguration as 35th President of the United States.

The library and museum on Friday opens a new exhibit featuring notes from Kennedy's first full day in office, his reading copy of his farewell address to Massachusetts and other treasures from events surrounding the inauguration.

Highlights of the "Passing the Torch" exhibit include the never-before-displayed top hat and brown suede gloves Kennedy wore to his inauguration and the Oleg Cassini evening gown that Jacqueline Kennedy wore to a gala on the eve of the inauguration.

On Jan. 2, the library marked 50 years since Kennedy announced his candidacy. The build up ends Jan. 20 next year, marking 50 years since his inauguration as the youngest U.S. president.

This program aired on December 10, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news