Located in Boston MA, United States, John F, Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Expansion was designed by Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, A&E PC. At the building’s dedication, which was attended by the slain president’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, the curatorial staff of the Library presented a rocking chair used by President Kennedy at Camp David as the first artifact to be moved into the new wing. The remaining 20,000 artifacts in the Museum Collection have been stored in an offsite facility and will now be moved back to the Kennedy Library. Following the formal proceedings, guests and members of the media were given a tour of the new space by Library Director Tom Putnam and Library staff.
This is the second time the Library has been expanded. The Library and Museum were designed by architect I.M. Pei. Since it opened in October, 1979, more than 7 million visitors from around the world have visited the national memorial to President John F. Kennedy. The library averages more than 200,000 visitors each year.