• Larry Tye's Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

    Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

    On October 5, Larry Tye discusses his new book Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eileen McNamara.

  • Profile in Courage Essay Contest for high school students

    2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    In honor of the JFK Centennial, our Profile in Courage Essay Contest has a special topic and increased scholarship awards.

  • Grooversity

    Celebrate! Latino Heritage Month

    Grooversity will perform Afro-Latino music from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Brazil on Monday, October 10.

    The Celebrate! series highlights America’s rich cultural diversity through the arts and is free thanks to the Highland Street Foundation.

  • Ernest Hemingway - Between Two Wars

    Ernest Hemingway - Between Two Wars

    Now open to the public, this is the first ever exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.

  • Students from New Bedford, MA with signs for the 2012 Mock Election

    2016 National Student/Parent Mock Election

    Help your students experience the power of democracy and register to participate in the National Student/Parent Mock Election for grades K-12!

News and Events

  • John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission

    Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) named Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) to serve on the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission.
  • USNS Robert F. Kennedy

    On September 20, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will name a Next Fleet Replenishment Oiler in honor of Robert F. Kennedy.

  • Song Lyrics Award

    On September 19, the Song Lyrics Awards will be presented to John Prine and Kathleen Brennan & Tom Waits.

  • New Foundation Executive Director Announced

    Steven M. Rothstein will join the Kennedy Library Foundation as the new Executive Director of the organization.

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