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Area museums to feature JFK collections-memorabilia

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Louis Nicoletti collection of JFK memorabilia will be on display at the Miner's Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas. Louis Nicoletti collection of JFK memorabilia will be on display at the Miner's Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas.
Allen Shirley's JFK collection will be on display at the Carl Junction Community Center. Allen Shirley's JFK collection will be on display at the Carl Junction Community Center.

As previously planned, a local museum will feature a collection provided by a Columbus, Kansas man struck and killed by another car on Tuesday night.

Louis Nicoletti, 90, was a treasured member of the community, and one thing he treasured was a collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the Kennedy era.

The Miner's Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas has the exhibit on display now.  The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The display commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assasination of President Kennedy.

"Every time he would come in he would tell us a story of another item in the exhibit or a memory that he had, a special personal memory of his exhibit," says Phillis Bitner of the Miner's Hall Museum Foundation.  "He was just thrilled to have his items here where people could see them."

Nicoletti's collection will stay on display through the end of the year.

Allen Shirley of Carl Junction, Missouri man is also showcasing his collection of JFK memorabilia.  His exhibit is on display now through the end of the month at the Carl Junction Community Center.

The exhibit features shavings from bricks at the Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald fired his rifle.

Shirley also collected various newspapers from the days following the assassination.

The exhibit runs Monday through Friday, and is also free and open to the public.

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