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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate officially opened on Monday, March 30, 2015 with a day-long celebration that included the President and Vice President along with numerous political figures in the U.S. government.

Senator Kennedy spent almost fifty years as a U.S. Senator. According to the Institute’s site:

“Advancing Senator Kennedy’s lifetime of service and passion for engaging in the public square, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about our government, invigorating public discourse, encouraging participatory democracy, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.”

The Institute is located next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and on the UMass Boston campus and is open to the public. Specialized resources are also available for scholars and researchers, including curriculum materials and oral histories.

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