JFK

John F. Kennedy is seen during an Oct. 3, 1960 campaign stop in Southern Illinois with then-Gov. Otto Kenner; then-State Sen. William L. Grindle; then-Rep. Kenneth Gray; and then-Sen. Paul H. Douglas.

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The Union County Museum announced Wednesday it will extend the exhibit on John F. Kennedy for another month. The display honors the legacy of President Kennedy, who would have been 100 this year.

Union County Historical Society President Patrick Brumleve said the museum had a tremendous response to the exhibit, and plans extend it through the end of July.

The display features a variety of rare and interesting items from Kennedy's life, including the program and ticket for the birthday celebration at which Marilyn Monroe gave her famous rendition of “Happy Birthday,” and a shoe horn that was given by Sen. Kennedy to his wedding party when he married Jackie Bouvier.

The museum is located in downtown Cobden on South Appleknocker. Hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call 618-893-2067.

— The Southern

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