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Presidents' Family Festival Day - Boston Events INSIDER

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Come see presidential re-enactors, Tue Feb 21, and the entire school vacation week is full of activities like arts and crafts and ice cream. The JFK Museum is great to visit anytime -- interactive and interesting -- and you can even try giving a presidential speech from their podium. - . John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA . See the Johnny Monsarrat Wheel Questions project.
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Celebrate Presidents' Day Week at the JFK Library

Library’s Second Family Festival Day to be Held on February 21

Download $2 Off Museum Admission Coupon

In celebration of Presidents’ Day Week, the JFK Presidential Library invites the public to download a $2 off coupon, valid February 18-26, 2012, by clicking here. Children age 12 and under are always admitted free. Family-friendly Highlights Tours will be offered throughout the week with paid Museum admission.

“You Be the President” Interactive Museum Activity - February 18-26

Visitors to the Museum are invited to step up to a podium set before the actual scene of JFK’s January 20, 1961 inauguration and deliver some of the most stirring passages of his inaugural address guided by computerized visual prompts. “You Be the President” will be open from February 18 - February 26.

""The Presidency and Civil Rights"" - Monday, February 20, 2012

On Monday, February 20th, from 12:30-5:00pm, this conference will examine key moments in the civil rights movement during five American presidencies – from Roosevelt to Johnson – with a final panel examining contemporary civil rights struggles in the years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Speakers include: Allida Black, Ernest Green, David Nichols, Carol Anderson, Callie Crossley, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Kenneth Mack, Roger Wilkins, Harris Wofford, and Ray Suarez..Brought to you by special sponsorship from Bingham McCutchen LLP.

The conference will be webcast live at

To make a reservation, click here.

Make Your Own Sundae Bar – February 20, 21 and 22

On Monday (2/20), Tuesday (2/21), and Wednesday (2/22) from 11:30am-2:30pm, the Café at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will offer a Make-Your-Own Sundae Bar in the Museum’s Pavilion. Kids and adults alike can enjoy chocolate and vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, butterscotch sauce, whipped cream and a variety of toppings for $4.00 each. The café will also be serving family-friendly specials throughout Presidents’ Week.

Presidents’ Family Festival Day – Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In celebration of Presidents’ Day, the Kennedy Library will host its second annual family festival featuring performances, activities, and exhibits that will bring the Library to life in new ways for kids of all ages. From 10:30am-3:00pm, children can make origami sailboats and try out other hands-on activities, interact with featured presidents and first ladies such as Thomas Jefferson and Dollie Madison, and learn the story of PT-109 and how John F. Kennedy became a hero before he was president. Other highlights of the day will be a Jacqueline Kennedy-themed tour led by the Museum curator, an interactive exhibit of 18th-Century life with John and Abigail Adams, and story time with award-winning author Barbara Kerley who will be reading her new book, Those Rebels: John and Tom. Special festival activities are free with paid admission; children age 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Here is the Schedule of Events.

Free Children’s Program – Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Celebrate! presents Djembe dell'Arte - African Dance and Drumming

On Wednesday, February 22nd, from 10:30-11:30am, experience the energy and excitement of African Dance with Djembe dell'Arte, accompanied by drumming ensemble Troupe Komee Djosee from Mali, West Africa. The performance features authentic African masks and costumes, folk dances of Mali, and a lively drum circle. The program is free but reservations are required. To make a reservation click here or call 617-514-1644.

JFK Museum Store Special

The JFK Museum Store is celebrating Presidents’ Day by offering a White House Tour DVD free with your purchase, in-store or click here to visit online. This special promotion starts on February 14, 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of Mrs. Kennedy's historic tour, and ends on February 26, 2012. Enjoy shopping the many educational and fun items that are availabl...

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