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JFK Presidential Library opens new wing
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The newest wing of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum was opened in an official ceremony, adding 30,000 square feet to the building at the edge of Dorchester Bay.

The wing includes 15,000 square feet of archive space, a staging area for exhibits, and a new temporary exhibit gallery. Back in 2001, the National Archives conducted a program review of the library and determined it had storage problems.
     
The additional space will help preserve the president's legacy, and also includes a tribute to Robert F. Kennedy with photographs, details, and some of his quotes.

“I am proud to open this addition that provides essential storage space for the historical treasures housed in this library and will allow it to fulfill its mission as the dynamic center of education that my parents envisioned,’’ said Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the slain president and president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.