Newseum announce JFK exhibition

. February 2, 2013 . 0 Comments

Newseum announces JFK an exhibition opening on April 12, 2013, featuring the following exhibits and film:

image of John, Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy was captured by Jacques Lowe, Kennedy’s personal photographer, during his first photo shoot with the family in Hyannis Port, Mass., in July 1958. (Courtesy Estate of Jacques Lowe)

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe
“Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe” features intimate, behind-the-scenes images of Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John. Lowe was 28 when he met the Kennedys in 1958 and was hired as the family’s personal photographer. Lowe’s photos span from Kennedy’s 1958 U.S. Senate re-election campaign through his early years in the White House. The iconic images helped create the mythology about the Kennedy years that later became known as Camelot. Location: Concourse

Three Shots Were Fired
“Three Shots Were Fired” tells the dramatic story of the news media’s reporting of the tragedy through powerful artifacts, images and headlines. The exhibit examines the events that began with Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. A United Press International bulletin broke the news that the president had been shot, and minutes later, CBS anchor Walter Cronkite began four days of unprecedented television coverage, including the unforgettable moment he reported to the nation that Kennedy was dead. Location: Level 6

“Three Shots Were Fired” will showcase rarely seen JFK artifacts, including:

The first UPI bulletin reporting that “three shots were fired” at the president’s motorcade

The service revolver carried by Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who leapt aboard the presidential limousine after the shots were fired

News cameras, notebooks and press passes used by reporters to cover the story
A typewriter, stopwatch and pipe used by Cronkite

Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal schedule for Nov. 21-22, 1963, marked in red pen with her handwritten notes

A drum used in Kennedy’s funeral procession in Washington

Historic newspaper front pages and original magazines that chronicled the story of the Kennedy presidency

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