• Dining Room

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

History & Culture

These pages offer our visitors a chance to learn more about the Kennedy family and important stories within their lives. Click the stories link to the left to learn more. These pages are under development, so check back often for new features on the family and other historical topics!

FRLA photo album 1310-51 Coolidge Corner c1915

Did You Know?

John F. Kennedy's childhood adventure books.

As a child, Jack was sick a lot. He escaped his sick-bed by reading adventure books. Through reading, he developed a vivid imagination that he drew on as president to create the Peace Corps, launch the space race, & mold a sweeping Civil Rights Bill. As president, how would you use YOUR imagination?