Our Mission

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod.

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days as President of the United Sates when the Cape provided a time to relax and be reinvigorated and days spent sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn.

The Museum’s exhibits features videos and photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963 and is arranged in thematic groupings to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so dearly loved. In addition to photography, an orientation video narrated by Walter Cronkite depicts the president’s experiences on the Cape. Several themed areas include charged oral histories of JFK’s friends.

Kennedy was a man of vigor, vision, hope and faith in America. He inspired a generation. He was our 35th President and our neighbor. We hope you enjoy this glimpse at the life of John Kennedy on Cape Cod. We all share his love of our special place on earth.

President Kennedy is remembered for his enduring messages of global citizenship and public service. The Museum foundation will relate Cape Cod’s role as a place that inspired and enabled leaders to give back to our nation and our neighborhoods. The museum foundation will serve to preserve our ‘civic memories’ and plant the seed of curiosity and learning in all generations. Through the stories of the Kennedy Family and the history of Cape Cod, we will celebrate our civic life, and motivate the next generation of engaged citizens.

Board of Directors

President – Richard Neitz
Vice President – Wendy Northcross
Clerk – Lynne Poyant
Treasurer – Mark Sexton
Janet Feeney
Ann-Marie Litchfield
Rebecca Pierce-Merrick
Emily Mezzetti
Richard Neitz
Wendy Northcross
Thomas Peterson
Lynn Poyant
Mark Sexton
Lucy Steere
Peter Ubertaccio