Podium From JFK Visit at Great Falls History Museum

When US President John F. Kennedy visited Great Falls, Montana many years ago, the podium from which he spoke was saved and given to the City. As time rolled on, it was stored, then taken out of storage and donated to The History Museum. It proudly bears the United States presidential seal and has several special construction features outlined by Kennedy’s secret service detail.

Jim Meinert, executive director at The History Museum, touted details of the special visit the other day when I toured the museum.

Somewhat fitting, today marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s inauguration. Many Americans remembers the oft-quoted challenge to “ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”.

Another piece of history at The History Museum in Great Falls, Montana!


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