JFK 100 Commemoration for the Peace Corps Community


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MAY 27, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EST

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to partner with National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) to host the Peace Corps community at a centennial commemoration of President Kennedy.

Since President Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, over 225,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in 141 countries around the world.

This special centennial event will celebrate the lasting legacy of President Kennedy and the enduring impact that Peace Corps Volunteers and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers continue to have at home and abroad.


9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open to visitors

Free admission for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and former Peace Corps staff

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Special Program

Commemorating President Kennedy’s Peace Corps Legacy

Welcome & Acknowledgements

Steven Rothstein

Glenn Blumhorst

Opening Remarks

Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

Personal Perspectives – Since 1961  

Robert C. Terry

Newell Flather

Marta Hodgkins-Sumner

Helen Lowman

The Future of Peace Corps

Congressman Christopher H. Shays

Director Mark Gearan

William Josephson


Open to the public

Harbor Cruise
Saturday, May 27 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The cruise, passing by scenic downtown Boston, is hosted by the Boston Area Peace Corps Association. Space is limited. Please click here for more details and to purchase a ticket.

View the full lineup for the JFK100 Centennial Celebration Weekend.


National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is a nonprofit social impact organization founded and driven by the more than 225,000 individuals who share the Peace Corps experience. We champion lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals and advance Peace Corps-inspired initiatives.

Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) – one of National Peace Corps Association’s 164 affiliate groups – serves the Boston area with a mission of connecting and supporting RPCVs and carrying out the Third Goal of the Peace Corps, “to promote a better understanding of other people on the part of American people.”


Columbia Point, Boston MA 02125 | 617-514-1600



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