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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.

December Hours:
Open Thursday – Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Holiday Hours: December 26-30th, 10am-4pm and the 31st 10am-2pm

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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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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  

Meet The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum’s New President, Laura Dambier

Back in May of this year, John Allen, who had been the president of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum for the past 7 years, announced that he would be retiring and stepping down from his post. Immediately, the foundation began a search for a new president of the museum. And that search led to the woman who joined Kevin Matthews in studio for this episode of Spectrum. Her name is, Laura Dambier and she spoke with Kevin a little bit about her background and what led her to accept her new position here on the Cape as the museum president…and her thoughts about what the future holds for the John F. Kennedy Museum. LISTEN IN TO THE

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

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