Monthly Archives: August 2021

A Candid Moment with America’s Most Famous Family – Revisiting the Kennedys’ final summer together.

It is a typical snapshot of a family on vacation: father, mother, daughter, son and their dogs on the patio in the August sun. Less typical are their roles: President, First Lady, First Family. The scene’s placidity belies what had already been a tumultuous summer. The Kennedy administration kicked off the season with its move

By |2021-08-24T18:23:51-04:00August 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Ryan Murphy’s New Show Will Cover the Love Story of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bassette Kennedy

Famed '90s couple John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bassette Kennedy are the newest cultural icons to get the Ryan Murphy treatment. FX announced yesterday that it is developing two new series with the American Horror Story creator, ahead of the premiere of Impeachment: American Crime Story. Per Deadline, the two new limited anthology series will expand Murphy's American Story banner,

By |2021-08-18T08:39:28-04:00August 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

University of Texas’ Briscoe Center acquires the archives of Kennedy photographer Jacques Lowe

The Briscoe Center for American History has acquired the prized archives of photographer Jacques Lowe, best known for his images of the Kennedy family, including scenes from John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign and his first year in the White House. “This acquisition was more than a few years in the making," said Don Carleton, director of the Briscoe Center

By |2021-08-16T11:34:10-04:00August 16th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Hyannis Armory – site of John F. Kennedy’s presidential acceptance speech in 1960 – plans to renovate

On Nov. 9, 1960, John F. Kennedy gave his first speech as U.S. president-elect from the Hyannis Armory, originally built in 1958 and deeded to the town in 2016. Directly across from Barnstable Town Hall, the now-vacant, 20,000-sq.-ft. armory has deteriorated well beyond its useful life. However, "we are now at a point where we are

By |2021-08-16T11:08:30-04:00August 16th, 2021|News|0 Comments

JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation Names Wendy K. Northcross as Executive Director

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation Board of Directors has announced that Wendy K. Northcross has been tapped as the next executive director of the museum. Northcross, an accomplished executive leader with more than 30 years of not-for-profit management and community experience, assumed her new role last month. The West Barnstable resident takes

By |2021-08-16T11:36:15-04:00August 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Previously unseen footage of John F Kennedy emerges in Wexford

Peggy Walsh, an amateur videographer and local resident of New Ross in Ireland, recorded the June 27 1963 visit of JFK in a 20-minute colour film. The footage remained in a drawer, largely forgotten, for more than four decades. The grainy footage shows John F Kennedy riding in an open sedan car, waving to

By |2021-08-10T09:48:48-04:00August 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Rene Bouche’ Painting of JFK Gift of the Jamieson Estate

This painting of President Kennedy was done by Rene Bouche for a Time Magazine cover in 1962. Bouche was a famous celebrity portrait artist. He painted two versions of the President in the Oval Office. This portrait was intended for the cover, but its format didn’t fit. The version that was used now hangs in

By |2021-08-03T11:48:02-04:00August 3rd, 2021|News|0 Comments


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