Current Exhibit Exhibit: Cape Cod Remembers JFK Jr. JFK Hyannis Museum - A Cape Cod Museum Preserving and promoting the LEGACY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY Lectures and book signings ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR A very special exhibit CREATING CAMELOT Special Events LIVE WEBCASTS, LECTURES, BOOK SIGNINGS Engaging students through EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS A case for support FOSTERING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
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JFK’s Legacy Comes Alive at The JFK Hyannis Museum

Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum on Cape Cod, where we animate Kennedy the man and illuminate Kennedy the statesman. Museum offerings are designed to inspire active and informed civic engagement. Today’s Museum experience features fresh interactive exhibitions, innovative special programming, opportunities for community involvement, and contemporary educational curricula.

Museum Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm through October 3rd.
Closed Oct 4th and 5th.
Open October 6th to 12th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Closed for the season after Oct 12th.

Tickets should be purchased on this website. Last ticket sale is 4:15pm.
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Cape Cod Remembers JFK Jr.
A special exhibit in memory of John F. Kennedy, Jr. featuring rarely seen images of John Jr. and his family in Hyannis Port and the White House.

JFK at 100: Life & Legacy
An inspirational journey through various periods of Kennedy’s life, the exhibit features 80 plus photographs, text panels, video and artifacts and celebrates the centennial anniversary of the late president with a focus on the years he spent in the place he loved and called home: Cape Cod.

“Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe”
Featuring intimate, behind-the-scenes images of John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John, taken by Kennedy’s personal photographer.

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Lectures, Receptions, Screenings and Book Signings
Learn more about President John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy Family when you attend one of the many events presented by the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Past speakers include Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., author Martin Sandler and more!

Live Webcasts Streamed from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston!
The Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy’s White House years. Free to attend!

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events at the John F Kennedy Museum in Hyannis

Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, there are no events at the museum for the remainder of 2020.

Museum Modernization Promotes Civic Engagement

With a renewed commitment to preserving our unique history and bringing new light to John F. Kennedy’s legacy of ideas and ideals, the Museum is working to create a modern venue where we can better serve our community and continue our work to inspire active and informed civic engagement.

A renovation to the Museum’s second level is currently underway to create a space to enrich student education and increase cultural opportunities for the community. The 50-seat Scudder Family Community Room for Civic Engagement will serve residents, students from local and regional schools, and visitors with cultural programs, civics educational curricula, and special events.

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Museum News

Jackie Kennedy Would Have Turned 91 Today — Here’s Where She Spent Her Summers

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is thankful to Travel + Leisure magazine for including the Museum in the Hyannis Port section of the the July 28, 2020 article titled Jackie Kennedy may have been known for captivating the world as both a fashion and cultural icon, but when it comes to travel, it's easier to follow in her footsteps than one might think. The places the former first lady chose to spend her summers don't even require a passport. Despite the swarm of press and fans vying to get a glimpse of Jackie and her famous family, she was a private person and enjoyed time with loved ones at their secluded estates — although she was known

Former JFK Museum Director Reflects on Sergei Khrushchev’s Work

HYANNIS – Former Executive Director of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum John Allen reflected on the life and work of Sergei Khrushchev, who recently passed away in Rhode Island at the age of 84. Sergei was the son of the late premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, who led the nation during a part of the Cold War. Sergei Khrushchev was a rocket scientist in the U.S.S.R. who also lectured at Brown University about the Cold War. Allen looked upon past encounters with Khrushchev fondly, as he had spoken at multiple events across the area in recent years. He described the chance to learn from Khrushchev as “special.” “It was great to have had the chance

John Allen Formally Retires from JFK Hyannis Museum

John Allen has officially retired from his position as president of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. A retirement celebration was held at the museum recently. Allen, who turned 75 this year, is feeling bittersweet after stepping down from the position. He did, however, go on to mention that he is confident that the museum will be in good hands with new president, Laura Dambier, who started on October 1. “I’m quite optimistic this next chapter goes on to newer heights, as it does with any succession that’s done well,” Allen said. Allen has overseen projects that included complete exhibit upgrades as well cultural programming expansions across the Cape and Islands area. As he begins his retirement, the museum

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