From buttons to banners to masks, and even a famous wedding invitation, Dr. Richard Kaplan’s basement collection is a museum in itself.
There will be many different commemorations of John Kennedy’s life coming up this month, including American Experience: JFK, which airs on Monday, November 11 at 9pm on KCPT.
Locally, a free event, An Evening with Jack Kennedy, is being presented on Saturday, November 16 to commemorate Kennedy’s visit to Shawnee Mission East High School just days after his final televised debate against Richard Nixon. After appearing at a rally with Harry Truman at Municipal Auditorium, Kennedy delivered a 13-minute speech at the high school. The Johnson County Democratic Party will be recreating the event complete with actors portraying those involved. Pictures from the original event will also be on display.