Summer Author Series with Kurt Deion at JFK Museum
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Kurt Deion: Presidential Grave Hunter – One Kid’s Quest to Visit the Tombs of Every President and Vice President.
John F. Kennedy Museum
August 7th, 2023 4pm
Kurt Deion started visiting gravesites when he was 8 years old, and in the 19 years since then he has seen over 1,200 interment sites listed as “famous” on the database Find a Grave. Kurt has a Master’s Degree in History, and he maintains a website, Kurt’s Historic Sites, where he documents his travels and provides historical information. In 2015 Kurt was interviewed by C-SPAN network founder Brian Lamb on the C-SPAN television show “Q&A”.
Non-Members: $5 per person
Museum Members: Free (Become a member here!)
About The Book
In 2003, nine-year-old presidential enthusiast Kurt Deion presented his father with an audacious request: would he help him follow in the footsteps of historian Richard Norton Smith and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb by taking him to visit the final resting place of each deceased U.S. President? He got all he asked for and more.
Deion reconstructs his decade-long, cross-country quest and analyzes the evolution of his perspective on the commanders-in-chief and what it means to visit a cemetery.
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