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Simply Civics

July 4th is one of the most popular holidays for Americans. Coming in the middle of the summer our country celebrates the decision by the founding fathers in 1776 to declare independence from England with picnics, barbecues and fireworks. But July 4th was not always the unanimous date to celebrate independence. John Adams, who would

By |2022-06-30T09:27:41-05:00June 29th, 2022|Blog, News|0 Comments

JFK Hyannis Museum awards two scholarships to Cape area high school students

(HYANNIS, MA) –May 20, 2022 - The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation announced this year’s essay winners, who each received $2,500 scholarships. Sadie LaBonte of Sandwich, a Barnstable High School student and Etzer Lindor, of South Dennis, a Cape Cod Technical High School student were selected from over a dozen submissions. The Museum

By |2022-05-19T18:37:04-05:00May 19th, 2022|Blog, News|0 Comments

Jacqueline Kennedy & Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur To The White House

By Laura Beach WINTERTHUR, DEL. – In a fragmented media landscape riven by political rancor, it is hard to imagine an event as unifying as Jacqueline Kennedy’s televised White House tour, broadcast by three major networks in February 1962 and ultimately viewed by 80 million people. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed it as “a splendid patriotic

By |2022-09-26T10:36:34-05:00May 16th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

VIDEO: Author Keith Young’s February 16th presentation at JFK Hyannis Museum

On February 16th,  2022, Keith Young, Author of Expect Turbulence & Public Relations Director for the Massachusetts Air & Space Museum, spoke about his book - Expect Turbulence - a story of setting a goal and overcoming obstacles to achieve the goal, in this case, becoming a pilot against heavy odds. Young  also gave

By |2022-02-28T11:14:56-05:00February 28th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Famous Couples in Presidential History, From the Kennedys to the Obamas

It’s easy to think of presidential marriages in U.S. history as a bit, well, archaic. Minus a few notable exceptions, the role American first ladies have played has been largely ceremonial. Presidential couples can seem symbolic of a majorly hetero, (mostly) whitewashed vision of marriage, complete with a White House-size picket fence. He runs the so-called free

By |2022-02-14T10:15:45-05:00February 14th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Carrier Kennedy to start EMALS testing later this year

Ford-class aircraft carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79) is scheduled to start testing for its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) later this year, according to Chris Kastner, executive vice-president and chief operating officer for Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), whose Newport News Shipbuilding yard is building the ship. “CVN 79 Kennedy is approximately 83% complete and the team is focused

By |2022-02-14T10:13:08-05:00February 14th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Pre-recorded: Melinda Gallant talks with Wendy Northcross about upcoming exhibits at the JFK Museum in Hyannis

WHAT IS CAPE CULTURE & CAPE CONVERSATIONS? Cape Culture is a look at the customs, artistic and social institutions around Cape Cod. Focusing on the achievements of its current residents living on and those who have left the Cape. Cape Conversations focuses on the people and places that make Cape Cod interesting.

By |2022-02-11T10:18:10-05:00February 11th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

A Blog for Americans of African Descent History Month, By W. Van Northcross

Let’s face it. The United States of America has never quite lived up to the promise and high minded ideals of its founding documents. Our 45 Presidents after swearing to uphold the Constitution have a very checkered record. (Joe Biden has the 46th Presidency. Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th President.)The vision is

By |2022-02-11T10:21:55-05:00February 9th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Coffee At The Kennedy Museum, A Series Of Talks

While campaigning for the U.S. Senate in 1952, JFK and the women of the Kennedy family hosted "Coffee with the Kennedys" events in homes across the commonwealth. Later, his opponent credited this tactic as the key to Kennedy’s successful election. The JFK Hyannis Museum will host a series of weekly gatherings with noted authors,

By |2022-02-07T17:32:35-05:00February 7th, 2022|News|0 Comments


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