Jack Kerouac Foundation plans namesake museum in his former church

Beat Generation novelist Jack Kerouac’s namesake foundation announced plans to build a Jack Kerouac Museum and Performance Center in the Lowell, Massachusetts church where he served as an altar boy and which hosted his funeral Mass. Circa-1956 image of Kerouac courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Tom Palumbo, and shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
Beat Generation novelist Jack Kerouac’s namesake foundation announced plans to build a Jack Kerouac Museum and Performance Center in the Lowell, Massachusetts church where he served as an altar boy and which hosted his funeral Mass. Circa-1956 image of Kerouac courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Tom Palumbo, and shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Image of the exterior of St. Jean Baptiste Church courtesy of Sylvia Cunha and the Jack Kerouac Estate.
Beat Generation novelist Jack Kerouac’s namesake foundation announced plans to build a Jack Kerouac Museum and Performance Center in the Lowell, Massachusetts church where he served as an altar boy and which hosted his funeral Mass. Circa-1956 image of Kerouac courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Tom Palumbo, and shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Image of the exterior of St. Jean Baptiste Church courtesy of Sylvia Cunha and the Jack Kerouac Estate.

LOWELL, Mass. – The estate of Beat Generation novelist Jack Kerouac has formed the Jack Kerouac Foundation with the intention of furthering his creative legacy. Its first initiative is to seek funding for the establishment of a Jack Kerouac Museum and Performance Center in his hometown of Lowell. The project is moving forward as the city prepares for the centennial of Kerouac’s birth, which will be marked on March 12, 2022 and celebrated throughout the year as well.

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Colts owner Jim Irsay talking up museum for pop culture collection

Indianapolis Colts owner and memorabilia super-collector Jim Irsay. Image courtesy Colts.com

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is talking with officials in several cities about the possibility of creating a museum to display the pop culture memorabilia that he’s spent millions of dollars collecting over the past 20 years.

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