John F. Kennedy exhibit now open at Historic City Hall

American Visionary: JFK's Life and Times Exhibit opening at Historic City Hall

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - An exhibit on the life and times of President John F. Kennedy is now open at the Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center in downtown Lake Charles.

“American Visionary: JFK’s Life and Times,” can be seen from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

“The Kennedy exhibit will take viewers through his life in chronological order, beginning with a baby photo,” the Historic City Hall said. “It returns to the starting point, so the final photo shows his widow, Jackie, going to his funeral.”

The Kennedy exhibit will come to the Historic City Hall in January.
The Kennedy exhibit will come to the Historic City Hall in January. (Source: Historic City Hall)

The collection features 77 photographs and magazine covers from multiple archives in honor of Kennedy’s 100th birthday.

Highlights include a 1953 photo booth snapshot of the Kennedy newlyweds, possibly taken on their honeymoon and a candid photo of Kennedy playing with his baby daughter, Caroline, in 1958.

“Color Crescendo” featuring Dan Plummer and Gallery by the Lake as well as “Remembering the Help” by Black Heritage Gallery are also open for viewing. For more information, please call 491-9147 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.

Copyright 2019 KPLC. All rights reserved.