Friday, April 19 (6:00pm–10:00pm)
Social Event at the Harvard Club
Nothing says Boston more than Harvard and this is your chance to dance, eat and drink in the same halls as Presidents William Taft, Gerald Ford, George Walker Bush, General George Marshall and Eleanor Roosevelt at the Harvard Club.
While the walls may not tell stories of the past 100 years, your experience will be one to share when you get home. Don’t miss the chance to experience “Old” Boston with John Hancock and Sam Adams, try your luck at stealing a dance with a Beacon Hill Gibson Girl, toss a lobster (don’t worry it won’t mind) or spin a wheel with a mermaid!
With food, dance, karaoke, and games, the hallowed halls of Harvard will be filled with fun, no powder wig or blue blood required!
Saturday, April 20 (1:00pm–5:00pm)
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
On arrival at the museum, visitors are invited to view a 17-minute film introducing John F. Kennedy, “the candidate,” and browse the self-guided exhibits of John F. Kennedy, “the President.” Here, in the museum’s three theaters, period settings and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency for a first-hand experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership.
See events of the 1960s through President Kennedy’s eyes and hear a naration in his voice; experience his optimism and wit and be inspired by the hope and idealism that captivated America.
With its collection of personal mementos and gifts that John F. Kennedy received during his presidency, as well as historical artifacts, informative displays and unique films, you will find yourself reliving the time during the Kennedy Presidential Campaign, the Kennedy & Nixon debates, the Kennedy Presidency and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Saturday, April 20 (1:00pm–5:00pm)
Academic World of Cambridge:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University Tour
Begin your tour at the truly unique MIT Museum, where visitors are engaged, entertained and educated. The museum's galleries present more than 150 years of education and research in an exciting array of ongoing and changing exhibitions on science and technology, architecture and design, and oceanography and ship design. You'll find high-tech art, intriguing scientific instruments, historic photographs, amazing holograms—even ingenious kinetic sculptures.
Your trip back to school continues on a student-guided tour of this prestigious institute of higher learning. Known for its innovation in campus architecture, MIT's campus vision is to create infrastructure that fosters the cross-fertilization of ideas, with architecture that reinforces the vital, forward-thinking spirit of the community it serves. Your guide will walk the elite campus with you, providing commentary on such modern masters as Alvar Aalto (Baker House), Eero Saarinen (MIT Chapel, Kresge Auditorium), I.M. Pei (Wiesner Building, Green Building, Dreyfus Building, Landau Building), Steven Holl (Simmons Hall), and Frank Gehry (The Ray & Maria Stata Center).
Continue down Massachusetts Avenue to prestigious Harvard University. Come stroll the campus as your guide points out the historic architecture of the oldest university in the country. Visit hallowed Harvard Yard and the statue of college founder John Harvard…or is it? You will have some free time to explore Harvard Square and take in the sites before returning to your hotel.