Papa on the Point
Boston may be a far cry from many of the usual haunts—Cuba, Paris, Spain, Key West—associated with iconic American author Ernest Hemingway, yet what many people may not know is that the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dorchester’s Columbia Point is home to the Ernest Hemingway Collection, a treasure trove of the late writer’s personal papers, manuscripts and mementos. It’s no surprise then that the first major museum show dedicated to his legacy, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars, is on display at the waterside institution through the end of the year. Learn the process of one of the 20th century’s greatest wordsmiths in this exhibit featuring photographs, letters, artifacts and drafts of his works from this most fertile period of creativity from 1919–1939, as well as medals he earned for being wounded while acting as an ambulance driver in war-torn Italy in 1918.
Photo: Hemingway’s 1923 Passport, The Ernest Hemingway Collection/John F. Kennedy Library