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JFK’s Legacy Comes Alive at The JFK Hyannis Museum

Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum to learn about the legacy of President Kennedy and his deep connection to Cape Cod where he enjoyed special days with family and friends. The Cape was the one place he could relax and feel at home, even while bearing the weight of the world. Learn why Hyannis Port was considered the “heart and home” of the Kennedys. Step into the unforgettable Summer White House days of the 1960’s when a beloved President and his family brought joy and hope to a nation.

December to April: Thur, Fri and Sat 10-4pm. Members get free admission.

 

February Vacation Week

Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 PM for school vacation with special programs:

Daily scavenger hunt and coloring book activities throughout the day
Monday, Feb. 20 – Story time with Docent Joan – hourly beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23 – Story time with Docent Barbara – hourly beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 24 – Story time with Docent Barbara – hourly beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Feb. 24 – Director’s Talk at 11 a.m. and 1 PM.

Presidential Summers: The Kennedys on Cape Cod
For JFK weekends on Cape Cod meant renewal, inspiration and fun family times. See archival video, special family images, fascinating artifacts and more at this new long-term exhibit. Exhibit Highlights: Kennedy Compound, To Wake as President, Sailing the Victura and more.

John F. Kennedy’s Rocking Chair, ca. 1962
The JFK Hyannis Museum is honored to be the temporary home of President Kennedy’s Rocker during the renovation of The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. In 1962 President Kennedy gave one of his iconic Kennedy Rockers to the Waldorf Astoria to find its pride of place in the presidential suite.

RFK: Ripple of Hope:
The return of a special exhibit to commemorate the life and legacy of Robert Kennedy. The exhibit begins with RFK’s early years in the Kennedy family, including rarely seen images of his time on Cape Cod, 45 images and excerpts from RFK’s speeches, and an eight-minute video narrated by Kathleen Kennedy and former Congressman Joe Kennedy III.

Donate 
Your support is vital to the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Without it, we could not accomplish our mission – to preserve and promote the legacy of President Kennedy, his family and their deep connection to Cape Cod.  Your gift celebrates this legacy through engaging museum exhibits, dynamic cultural programming and modernization to ensure the Museum remains relevant and sustainable for today and generations.

Become A Member
Your membership will help support President Kennedy’s legacy and the ongoing development of this dynamic museum. Each and every dollar of support we receive goes directly to support the museum and the direct expenses associated with our maintenance and mission. Join the ranks of those who are passionate not only about preserving an incredibly important piece of local history, but also those who help shape the museum now and in the future.

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Museum News

Coffee @ The Kennedy Museum speaker series returns in February

February talks include Dr. Michael Kryzanek on the impact of the national mid-term elections and Robert Reynolds, retired CIA officer on Russia versus Ukraine

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum has announced the return of its winter speaker series beginning Thursday, February 9 at 11 am in the Scudder Family Center for Civic Engagement at the Main Street Hyannis museum. The “Coffee @ The Kennedy Museum” event, featuring speakers on art, history, politics, culture and more is sponsored by Chez Antoine Cafe in Hyannis, which is providing freshly brewed coffee and tea. “The theme ‘Coffee @ The
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Paul Hart Miller Joins JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation Board

Recently, Monument Beach resident Paul H. Miller was appointed to the museum foundation board of directors. Miller is Administrative Director of Business Development & Network Operations for the Department of Medicine/Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Paul has been and continues to be an active volunteer with the JFK Presidential Library and Museum and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. Miller joined the board as the 2023 strategic plan update was being drafted and has joined the scholarship & essay contest committee. Of special interest, is advancing
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Watch Lizzie Borden Presentation: Previously Recorded

Everyone knows a little about Lizzie and about the unpleasantness on that August morning 130 years ago. Did she or didn’t she?  Speaker Greg Williams gave the depths of the whole story when he spoke at the Museum on Oct 18th. If you missed the presentation, you can watch the Facebook stream here!

Visit our website often for more scheduled presentations by local authors and speakers!

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