The Oregon Historical Society’s exhibit, “High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy,” closes this weekend and the museum will offer special closing-weekend hours for this last glimpse of the display. OHS will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday. In addition, all veterans, active duty military and their families will be admitted free to the Oregon Historical Society Nov. 10-12.
One hundred years after his birth, John Fitzgerald Kennedy remains a subject of endless fascination for millions of Americans. During his 1,037-day presidency, Kennedy boasted an average approval rating of 70.1 percent, and his popularity has endured over the past half century, with public surveys revealing that Americans regard him as one of our country’s greatest presidents.
This original exhibition, featuring artifacts that can only be seen in Portland, explores Kennedy’s early life, his road to the presidency, and the changes he effected during his time in office. For more information, visit http://www.ohs.org.