Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ask not what your country can do for you: Boston Trip, Part 2

The University of Massachusetts in Boston is home to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, which we spent a rainy afternoon visiting.

If you've never been to Presidential Library, you should definitely go. Such interesting American history!

(If you couldn't tell this already, I really really love History, particularly American History. Not to brag, but in High School I scored a "5" on my AP US History Exam! Hehe.)

The outside of the JFK Library & Museum, which is right on the water.

Here were inside of it with the harbor in the background. Since JFK loved sailing so much it was important to his family that the Library be on the water. I can definitely relate!

His sailboat is even on the lawn!

The museum has all kinds facinating memorabilia. I love to see how political campaigns have changed over the years!

Did you know that JFK started the Peace Corps? This pictures is for my best friend, Laurel and her hubby, who are currently in the Peace Corps in Central America.

They have whole room about Jackie Kennedy too. I loved seeing her dresses! She was such as style icon. Check out this adorable dress and coat by Oleg Cassini.

The Mr. really liked seeing all of the stuff on the US Space Program that Kennedy started.

Speaking of JFK, we also visited JFK's Alma Mater, Harvard.

My Mom and me in Harvard Yard!

Harvard is such a beautiful campus. It's what you think of when you picture the quintessential American university.

We also walked around Cambridge and went the Harvard Bookstore.

Look at this beautiful old church in Cambridge.

And look at this overgrown home! The ivy has totally overtaken it.

There are 44 Colleges and Universities in Boston. Talk about a college town! Everywhere you look there are students!

We also visited MIT... but I didn't take any pictures because it is really ugly (sorry MIT alums, that's just my opinion!)

My Mom works at Emerson College, so we visited the Emerson Campus on the Boston Common.

Here is my Mom and me in her office. Doesn't she have a great view?

Note: These recaps are by "theme" and are not in chronological order. To see how we did our trip in chronological order, click here.

What's the next New England recap? I'll give you a hint... "there once was a man from..."


Sonya said...

I live in IL and I've been to the Lincoln Library and Museum...or I've been to the museum, but I would love to look around the library portion someday too! It is definitely a cool museum. I wish it was less than 2 hours away because I think I would visit more often! Can't wait to see more pictures of your trip! Boston looks amazing!

Lil' Woman said...

Again, great pics...I want to go!! : )

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Great pictures! I love going to museums!

Meant to be a mom said...

Great pics, that museum looks really interesting.
I love the picture of you and your mom. So sweet.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

The weather looked amazing!

Lo said...

What a fun trip! One of these days D and I are going to have to go visit your mom and check out Boston. LOVE all the JFK stuff. :)

P.S. Cute coats! When we get back from PC you need to sign me up for What Not to Wear so I don't look completely silly when I'm trying to reintegrate back into society...

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Great pictures!
I went to one of those Boston colleges! It certainly is a city of students! :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Since I am mildly obsessed with all things Kennedy, I have always wanted to go to this museum but have yet to go. Now your pictures have me dying to go!!!

And your Mom's view is sick!

Southern Web Girl said...

I really want to visit New England! That's so neat that your mom works at Emerson. I applied to grad school there. I got put on the waitlist, then denied! lol.

Lucky in Love said...

Gorgeous! You're making me want to go there now!

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