|The shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when he was captured for shooting President Kennedy|
The most comprehensive exhibit is titled Three Shots Were Fired. That extensive display chronicles the events that began in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, when a United Press International bulletin broke the news that President Kennedy had been shot.
A second exhibition, titled Creating Camelot, showcases images of public and private moments by Kennedy's personal photographer, Jacques Lowe.
Interestingly, the original negatives of nearly all 70 images displayed were lost in a World Trade Center bank vault on Sept. 11, 2001. The only existing images from the lost negatives were on Lowe's contact sheets and prints, which had been stored in another facility. Working closely with the Lowe estate, the Newseum was able to digitally restore the images to museum quality for the exhibit.
Finally, the original Newseum documentary JFK: A Thousand Days is showing on the institution's 100-foot wide big screen. The film recounts JFK's time in the White House and highlights many of Kennedy's most newsworthy moments.
In addition to the 3 major JFK features, other historic artifacts on display in other parts of the Newseum include:
- front pages from key events in Kennedy's presidency such as his election, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the rise of the Berlin Wall, and the space race.
- Kennedy's handwritten notes from the famous first-ever televised presidential debate with Republican candidate Richard Nixon.
- reporter Ike Pappas' notes and scripts from his coverage of the JFK assassination and the shooting death of Oswald.
The Kennedy exhibition continues until Jan. 5