Read the Letters Sent to Boston’s Mayor After JFK Was Assassinated

Fifty years ago, as news surrounding the circumstances of the shooting in Dallas, Texas, trickled through radio waves and television broadcasts, elected officials from around […]


Where Mass. Leaders Were When They Heard

Ask anyone of a certain age where they were fifty years ago today when they heard that John F. Kennedy had been shot, and they’ll […]


Fifty Years Later, Mystery Shrouds Questions Regarding the Whereabouts of JFK’s Brain

Best-selling author and presidential assassination expert James Swanson—he’s written books about both Lincoln and John F. Kennedy—thinks that, on the 50th anniversary of the death of […]


On the Day President John F. Kennedy Died

Fifty years later, remembering the Boston that John F. Kennedy left behind.

Arts & Entertainment

Commemoration Events in Boston on the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination

Fifty years after he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, the face of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is still as familiar as the face of a current […]


Throwback Thursday: The BSO’s Moving Tribute to JFK Just After His Death

As the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, many are revisiting this moving recording of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Erich Leinsdorf informing […]


Throwback Thursday: Trick-or-Treaters Pay President Kennedy a Visit

On October 31, 1963, two kids celebrated Halloween by paying their dad’s office a visit. “Halloween visitors with the President,” housed at the J.F.K. Library […]