Virtual President’s Desk Enlivens JFK’s 1800s Desk


BOSTON (AP).- As a little girl, Caroline Kennedy hung out at her father’s desk while he worked in the country’s most famous office. Now the library she works with to preserve her father’s memory has introduced a way anyone can sit — virtually — at John F. Kennedy’s desk and learn more about his life and administration. On Monday, the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston unveiled a new online feature, The President’s Desk. The interactive desktop has numerous objects Web visitors can click — a telephone, a campaign button, a secret recording button — and get video, audio and text from JFK’s era. “I hope users will feel they are sitting at the president’s desk themselves and will be excited to bring history to life in this dynamic setting,” said Caroline Kennedy, president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. “My parents shared a love of history, and I know they would have enj