Poage Library Hosts JFK Exhibit Until May

Nov. 26, 2013

W.R. Poage Legislative Library, located on Baylor's campus, is currently hosting an exhibit celebrating the life, presidency and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The exhibit intends to honor the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination and will run through May 2014.

The exhibit features 12 still and video cameras identical to ones used that day in Dealey Plaza, a program from the cancelled state welcome dinner that was planned for the night Kennedy was killed, campaign memorabilia, photographs, recordings, Teletype printouts from Nov. 22, programs from his inauguration, videos features and examples of research from some of Poage's 26 JFK collections.

The differing theories behind his death will also be featured in the exhibit. Poage Library Director Ben Rogers said, "Since 2004 we have been collective the papers of JFK researchers who are doctors, attorneys, architects and journalists by trade. Many have used their research to write books about the assassinations, while others have preserved material about Kennedy because of their own personal interest."