Public Programs

Storytelling Through Art Virtual Program
April 15, 2020 | 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Free
Explore art to learn about historic people and events. Discover how art tells stories by examining different artworks through clues in plain sight. Work with fiber artist Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither to create your own documentary artwork about yourself.
Materials needed: Paper, pen or pencil, and your imagination.

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This program is offered through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration’s Community of Learning Program.

Shaping a President: John F. Kennedy and PT-109 Virtual Program
April 23, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Free
Join the Sixth Floor Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War to learn about President Kennedy’s service during World War II. Explore a PT-309 and a model of Kennedy’s PT-109, then hear about how his time in the Navy helped shape his future.

In the middle of World War II, on August 2, 1943, Lt. John F. Kennedy’s motor torpedo boat PT-109 was sunk in the Pacific Theater. Kennedy, clenching a life jacket strap between his teeth to tow one incurred crew-member, swam for four hours to lead survivors to a nearby island. This dramatic tale of World War II heroism framed Senator Kennedy’s political narrative as he ran for president in 1960.

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