The Museum is currently conducting an exhibit to celebrate the 100th birthday of President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. The display features items from the collection of Michael Bottiaux of Herrin, in addition to items from another private collection. Bottiaux has been collecting for around 50 years and has amassed an impressive collection. The society greatly appreciates him sharing his collection. The exhibit features items from several phases of Kennedy’s life and political career. One of the more interesting items is a program and ticket from the 1962 birthday celebration that featured Marilyn Monroe giving her famous rendition of “Happy Birthday.” The exhibit will run through July 30.
The Union County Museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and admission is free.