Pres. George HW Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush endorses project

We are thrilled and honored to announce that President George Herbert Walker Bush, our nation’s 41st Commander-in-Chief, has officially endorsed the idea of bringing the USS John F. Kennedy to Rhode Island as a memorial and public attraction. This is another major endorsement that will get us one step closer to building the critical mass…

USS John F. Kennedy Project Update – June, 2012

For the past several months, the major focus of RIAHOF’s USS John F. Kennedy Project has been to work with all potential stakeholders to determine the preferred mooring location on Aquidneck Island. Encouraged by this news, two of our major donors increased their commitment to an aggregate $2 million. Fundraising consultant Bill White is hopeful…

Competing Groups Agree: Bring USS JFK to Rhode Island

Rhode Island and Maine groups agree to work together to ensure aircraft carrier USS John F Kennedy comes to New England as a public attraction and museum. In an August 3 email to the Navy’s Ship Donation Program office, Richard J.Fitzgerald announced the Portland group’s intention to withdraw from the competition so that valuable time,…