The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum’s 2016 Special Exhibit, Rose Fitzgeral Kennedy, Mother of a President, was featured on the front page of the Cape Cod Times on Friday June 24th. Below is an excerpt from the story with a link to the full story on Cape Cod Time’s website.
HYANNIS — Carole Sloan was living in Philadelphia on Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Though she hadn’t voted for the young politician, she said she was devastated by his death and put together an album of newspaper clippings.
“Rose Kennedy. She was something else,” Sloan said, walking through the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum on Friday during the opening of a new exhibit dedicated to the late president’s mother. “The way she raised those children. I’m just looking around thinking how perfect they were. It’s sad that they’re all gone.”
The exhibit, “Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mother of a President,” allows visitors to view images of the woman’s life, starting with her time campaigning for her father, John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, who served as the mayor of Boston from 1906 to 1908 and 1910 to 1914.
“She was a very vibrant woman and was always around her family, engaged with her family,” said John Allen, executive director of the Hyannis museum.
The museum began working on the exhibit in September in preparation for JFK’s 100th birthday in May 2017, and after hearing members of the Kennedy family speak of Rose’s influence as they were raising their own children, Allen said.