John F. Kennedy would have been 96 years old this year, but instead he is remembered as the president who was struck down by an assassin’s bullet on the streets of Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963. Friday Nov. 22 is the 50-year anniversary of that murder.
In memory of the tragedy, the staff of the Cabot School District Museum of American History has created an exhibit of memorial items sold to a public that was struggling to cope with the shock.
The exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 22, and will remain in place through the end of the year.
The CSD Museum of American History is at 401 S. Front Street, and is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
The variety of memorial items that were quickly made available to the public included buttons, ribbons, magazines and other items that were produced by the millions.
Many people bought the items, but the most-often saved item was the newspapers of the day. Large numbers were tucked away in a drawer or closet and forgotten; yet preserved. Many of those now-yellowed newspapers are included in the exhibit along with a selection of other memorial items.
For more info contact museum director Mike Polston at 843-3562