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.

Fall Hours:
October:  Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
October 31st:  The Museum will be closing at 4:00pm. 
November: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm.


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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.

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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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.

Museum News

JFK Hyannis Museum Names New President

Laura Dambier brings corporate and government leadership to growing museum HYANNIS, MA (Sept 24, 2019) – The JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Laura Dambier has been chosen to become the next president of the museum. Dambier, an accomplished senior executive leader with more than 30 years of corporate and government experience, will assume her new role on October 1, 2019. The Connecticut resident, who plans to make her new home in Hyannis, takes the helm at a pivotal time in the museum’s history. The museum launched a hiring search in May, following the retirement announcement of John L. Allen, president for the past seven years. “All of us are looking forward

Two days of summer learning fun for Ezra H. Baker Innovation School’s summer program students

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum hosted two days of summer learning fun for Ezra H. Baker Innovation School’s summer program students. The first day students enjoyed STEM lessons with the museum’s education staff. The second day was a field trip to Race Point Beach in Provincetown, where National Seashore park rangers provided students with a morning of fun-filled cooperative adventures and a tour of the old Coast Guard Station.

A special two-week memorial exhibit honoring Edward M. Kennedy on the 10th anniversary of his passing

We are proud to display a special two-week memorial exhibit honoring Edward M. Kennedy on the 10th anniversary of his passing. The JFK Hyannis Museum opened in 1992, and from the very beginning, Senator Kennedy was deeply involved and supportive of the Museum and its mission. As he said at the opening event: “On behalf of all the members of the Kennedy family, I want to say how much it means to have this warm remembrance of President Kennedy in the place he loved – the place we will always call home.”