Artwork Inspired by a Presidential Home Auction at Wequassett Resort. A once in a lifetime event and opportunity to own a piece of history!
The Artwork Inspired by a Presidential Home Auction is an opportunity to own a piece of American history – artwork made with materials salvaged from a remodel at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, the summer home of President and Jackie Kennedy. Thirty of the Cape’s finest artists and craftspeople have been involved since last year in this special project launched by the JFK Hyannis Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Some of these unique and stunning pieces of art include interesting components of President Kennedy’s home, such as the floor of President Kennedy’s bedroom and nails removed from the home’s shingles. All proceeds from this auction benefit The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation. The Artwork Inspired by a Presidential Home Auction is being run in conjunction with Eldred’s Auction House, MA Auction license #155.
Event Tickets: $125 each
Cash bar, Hours D’oeuvres, Stationary Appetizers, Carving station included with ticket price.
Absentee Bidding: Not able to attend the auction? Absentee bidding is available or bid online now!
Guest rooms are available at reduced rates of 40%; please call Valerie Haskell directly at 508-430-6881 to reserve the room for your choice.
Preview of Auction Items
Below are some of the many auction items!
Mary-Ann Agresti AIA
Joyce Utting Schutter
Tim Ellis Cole
Woodturners of Cape Cod
A Project Note from Kiki Kennedy
“When we needed to undertake an historic preservation project on our Hyannis Port home, the former residence of President John F. Kennedy, we felt a keen sense of stewardship. We retained all the original house materials from the preservation project and donated them to the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. We hoped these artifacts could be re-purposed to help fund the museum’s planned renovations. We are thrilled with the work that John Allen and his team have done, especially by engaging so many Cape Cod artists and involving local organizations, like Cape Abilities. We strongly support the JFK Hyannis Museum, which, through its exhibits and educational programming, serves an important economic and cultural role for the Cape Cod community, and helps remind us of President Kennedy’s legacy of public service and global citizenship”
~ Kiki Kennedy
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