Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Gift from a First Lady to a President

Every Wednesday for more almost two years Vincent and I have been posting photographs of weather vanes located in or near the Nutfield area (the former name for the land where Londonderry, Derry and Windham, New Hampshire are now located). Most of them are historically interesting or just whimsical and fun weather vanes. If you know an interesting New England weather vane that could be photographed for this series, please send me an email or leave a comment below.

Today's weather vane was found somewhere in Massachusetts.

Do you know the location of weather vane #106? Scroll down to see the answer....

Today's weather vane was photographed at the JFK Library and Museum on Columbia Point, in Boston, Massachusetts.  This is a wonderful museum on the life and presidency of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  There are lots of exhibits on the events surrounding his life and term in office, as well as lots of family memorabilia. The card under this weather vane reads: "Jacqueline Kennedy gave the president this sailboat weathervane on his forty-sixth birthday for their home in Hyannis Port." 

JFK was born on 29 May 1917, so she must have given it to him in 1963 for his birthday.  This is poignant since he was killed on 22 November 1963.  It was his last birthday gift from Jackie.  This room was full of photos and memorabilia about JFK's love of sailing and his time served in the Navy during WWII.  You can visit his sailboat, Ventura, just outside the museum.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

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1 comment:

  1. What a memory! I never knew that this museum existed. I will have to remember: Columbia Point in Boston.