Discovering JFK in Worcester
12:00 PM - Tours of the galleries
1:00 PM - Panel Discussion
Panel discussion on the process of doing historical research to discover the place of John F. Kennedy in historic and contemporary Worcester. Panelists include publisher/journalist Robert Ellis Smith, historian Thomas Conroy, exhibition coordinator Vanessa Bumpus, and moderator Matthew Johnsen. This program is presented in partnership with Worcester State University.
[Photo Caption: On October 15, 1952, when JFK was running for Senate, the campaign produced a unique television show, “Breakfast with the Kennedys.” Some 137 Worcester women – joined women across the commonwealth – in inviting their friends and neighbors to see a broadcast of the program from their homes. Only about 40 percent of households had television sets in 1952.]