America in the making: John F. Kennedy

Bailey Freestone

The last of four programs surrounding N.C. Wyeth’s exhibit “America in the Making” will be held Dec. 14 and focuses on President John F. Kennedy.

Wyeth’s exhibit shows 12 scenes from American history. The scenes begin with Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, a North American Explorer and ends with President Abraham Lincoln.

The four programs have focused on different moments in American history that have happened within the 20th and 21st centuries. The first program focused on women’s suffrag, and spoke of key people and moments in the history of the women’s suffrage movement.

The second program, titled “FDR and the New Deal,” showed part of the film “American Experience: FDR” and discussed the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The third and most recent program discussed the federal policies of allotment, which have helped shape the American landscape and continue to affect American Indians.

“Sunday’s program will feature the 1964 memorial tribute for the President [John F. Kennedy] after his assassination,” said David Faux, University Museums’ Interpretation Specialist.

The December presentation will be held at the Brunnier Art Museum in the Scheman Building. This presentation will show the film “John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Days of Drums,” which was distributed worldwide after the assassination.

The program will be screening the 85 minute long film and open up a free form discussion to the audience.

This is the last presentation surrounding the “America in the Making” exhibit, as it will be closing at the end of the semester.