BARRINGTON, Ill. (CBS) — On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, a northwest suburban high school plans to show off newly discovered pictures of the late president.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, while looking through an old family album, a Barrington High School alum recently found pictures of John F. Kennedy’s visit to the school just before he was elected president in 1960.READ MORE: Park District Spring Program Sign Up Starts Monday
“They’ve been sitting in a basement, probably for many many years, and this will give them a showcase,” Barrington School District 220 Superintendent Tom Leonard said.
The school plans to unveil them on Nov. 21, the day before the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination in Texas.READ MORE: Chicago Police Seeking To Identify People Involved In Last Summer's Clash With Officers At Columbus Statue In Grant Park
Kennedy visited the school in October 1960. One of his former Navy PT-boat crewmates was from Barrington.
Leonard said the black-and-white photos and Polaroids will appeal to students and the public.
“I think that there are going to be people in the community who are going to be really drawn to it,” he said. “Our students really are into history, and some of them are political junkies.”MORE NEWS: CPS Middle School Students Returning To Classrooms Monday
Leonard said the pictures will become part of a permanent display on presidential visits to the school, which will include a record of President Barack Obama’s visit before his election to the White House.