JFK was the chairman of his Freshman Smoking Club at Harvard. In essence, he was the head of the party planning committee. He was quoted as saying, "things do not happen, things are made to happen," so we'll take that as a Presidential party planning directive to get going on our floorplans, work-back schedule, or whatever else we can! (Learn more about JFK's Harvard experience on the Harvard Library website.)
This Presidents' Day (week) we take the opportunity to reflect on the many (other) ways we continue JFK's legacy in our own small way by venue selection, décor, or just celebrating his memory as our hometown hero.
The JFK Library and Museum, designed by renowned architect, I.M Pei, sits on a 9.5 acre site on the tip of the Columbia Point Peninsula overlooking the entrance to the Boston Harbor and the island to the east of Dorchester Bay. Notice the long red carpet coming from the entrance? We placed it for a dramatic welcome for guests arriving for an evening at the Library.
Inside, the impeccably curated JFK museum is a stark contrast to the modern exterior of the building. It transports guests back in time to experience the Kennedy story. Most notably are a full State Dinner recreation complete with the President and First Lady's attire and the historically accurate Oval Office .
Once through the museum, guests arrive at an expansive open venue with ample opportunities for events. In the photo above, the night began with cocktails and a jazz quartet which was followed by an elegant seated dinner and a firework show. We adore using the JFK for events due to its special versatility and the wonderful and professional team that work events – they are a pleasure to partner with!
You'd be hard pressed to run out of Presidential history when traveling around Boston. Take for example, the Back Bay Harvard Club, JFK's alma mater. This historic members only club has been a perfect venue for out of town client's looking for Boston charm. You can learn more about the event, in our blog, Long Distance Logistics.
We've also been inspired by the décor of the JFK era. If you'd like to view cocktails and a seating reception inspired by the 60's, check out our blog called, Setting the Scene. We take great inspiration in saluting his legacy of JFK. His style, like his contributions to our country, is timeless. Want to visit the JFK Museum and Library? This week is a great time – they have a whole week of programming. Check out this President's week programming here.