As a way to honor the late president, and go back in time, the Bangor campus of the University of Maine at Augusta held "Camelot to Chaos: Inventing the Sixties."
Veteran news anchor Don Colson facilitated a discussion about Kennedy's legacy and locals joined in on a sing-a-long with UMA teachers Harry Batty and Peter Lodge.
Attendees say the event helped to highlight the '60s influence on modern culture.
"There's that piece of nostalgia there but it's also an incredible decade that's started the belief that you can make your society better," explains UMA Associate English Professor Kay Retzlaff.
Bangor resident Jan Silbury adds, "I think it's the beginning of the time when we really started to distrust our government, an awful lot of people."
Attendees say they enjoyed singing along to old favorites, as well as discussing their fondest memories of growing up in the '60s.