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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.

Winter Hours through April 13th
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday – Wednesday

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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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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

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

JFK Hyannis Museum included in article for DockWalk.com

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is grateful to be included in an article Captivated by the Cape, written By Kara Murphy for DockWalk.com. Kara visited Cape Cod in late Spring 2019 where she explored things to do in Hyannis, including the JFK Hyannis Museum.  Kara also provides tips for day trips from Hyannis in Captivated by the Cape.  Read the article below or click here to read a PDF version  

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.

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