JFK Library Preparing For 12th Annual Presidents' Day Family Festival

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's last year in office, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum is getting ready to host its 12th annual Presidents' Day Family Festival on Monday.

The event will feature performances of Kennedy campaign songs, museum tours that highlight President Kennedy’s time in the White House, and creative activities reflective of the time period.

"We are highlighting special initiatives from 1963 that President Kennedy had," Library Outreach & Program Manager Maria Quintero told WBZ NewsRadio. "So one of our crafts activities is the opportunity to make protest posters, so that people can engage with the March on Washington."

There will also be an onsite poet who will write poems for visitors to take home, and performances with actors portraying Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, and First Lady Abigail Adams.

"In reflection of that 60th anniversary, actors are portraying presidents and a first lady from the past who also went through great national transitions," Quintero said.

The special festival activities are free with paid admission. Those 17 and under are admitted free. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and can be enjoyed in-person or virtually.

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.

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