I'm Adam Sell and I have two months left before I leave Boston. My challenge? Do something in the city every day. Have ideas for my adventure? Send me an email.
Karma has a great way of working itself out, doesn't it? Yesterday, the movie I tried to get into at the museum was sold out, so I had to improvise. Today, I had no plans on going to a movie at the museum I chose, but there was one playing, and it turned out to be pretty cool.
The movie was part of the Kennedy Library Forums, and was about the astronauts who walked on the moon's surface. I'm a space nerd. I'm also a politics and Presidential nerd. So when I walked into the JFK Library and found out they were airing a new documentary about the space program, I had to stifle a happy dance.
After the movie, I explored the exhibit halls, checking out all the swag handed out before the 1960 Democratic National Convention. Political slogans were a lot simpler in that day, it seems. "Youth for Kennedy," rather than "A Leader we can Count On", for example. I want more old-timey political buttons.
The museum paid a lot of attention to Jackie Kennedy, something I'm not sure I agree with. I was OK with the little exhibit on the art of the White House dinner, and I was OK with the biographical display, but the jewelry? The nightgowns? This is the shrine to one of the most influential presidents of the last hundred years and we're focused on the evening attire?
I was a bit apprehensive before going about how the assassination was going to be handled, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It was a very classy and understated presentation.
On the way out, I picked up a Kennedy/Johnson bumper sticker. I might actually put it on my car, just to see the double-takes I'd get when driving around.
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Swati G. Sharma is a Somerville resident and is a fan of city living, exploring Bostons nightlife, and dancing.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.