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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.
Holiday Hours: 
Open Tues the 27th to Friday the 30th 10-4pm. Closed Dec 24, 25, 26. 
Open Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 16th 11am – 2pm.

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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.

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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!

Thomas K. Lynch joins JFK Hyannis Museum Board

In August, Centerville resident Tom Lynch joined the museum board of directors. Lynch has served as Barnstable’s assistant manager and town manager, director of the Barnstable Housing Authority, and commissioner of the Mass. Rate Setting Commission. He also served elected positions as State Representative and Barnstable County Assembly delegate. Lynch holds a U.S. Coast Guard license for 100 ton vessels.

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