To commemorate the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, WKU Special Collections Library has organized The JFK Memory Project—an effort to collect remembrances of Kennedy’s visit to Bowling Green on Oct. 8, 1960, as a presidential candidate and of his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.
Jonathan Jeffrey, Manuscript/Folklife Archives Coordinator, is the organizer of the project and is encouraging anyone who remembers either of those particular dates to share their recollections. “We welcome all descriptive accounts of your memories,” Jeffrey said. “As we approach the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death, these dates have historical significance to Warren County as well as the nation. We would like to collect the stories to house in our archives for future generations.”
In addition to the project, there will be a JFK Fan Fair from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Kentucky Museum. This event should appeal to anyone who considers themselves a “Kennedy Fan.” The Kentucky Museum will feature photos and related items from the collection along with a variety of activities, including JFK trivia, Boston Accent Contest, ’60s-inspired refreshments, and Memorabilia Show and Tell.
For individuals wanting to share their remembrances, email name, city and remembrances to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the JFK Memory Project, contact Jeffrey at email@example.com; for more on the JFK Fan Fair, contact Christy Spurlock at (270) 745-6082.
Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 745-6977.