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

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

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

Town of Barnstable Receives Gift of Original Sculpture Casting for JFK Memorial

(HYANNIS, MA) –February 7, 2022 - The Town of Barnstable and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum now have a more complete story of who created the bronze medallions on the JFK Memorial overlooking Lewis Bay in Hyannis.Dedicated on July 8, 1966 by the citizens of Barnstable to commemorate their fallen neighbor, the memorial features a granite

By |2022-02-09T15:18:57-05:00February 7th, 2022|News|0 Comments

John F. Kennedy’s Harvard entrance essay resurfaces online 87 years later

A 17-year-old John F. Kennedy wrote a five-sentence college admissions essay to Harvard University -- and got in, of course! It’s no “Ask not… ” speech, that’s for sure. John F. Kennedy’s college admissions letter to Harvard University has resurfaced on social media some 87 years later, and the Twitterati are hardly impressed with

By |2022-02-07T12:01:06-05:00February 7th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Was There A Hyannis Inaugural Ball In 1961? Mystery Stumps JFK Museum

HYANNIS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum said they have questions about an invitation for an event that officials are not sure happened. An invitation to a Hyannis Inaugural Ball, set on the day of JFK's 1961 inauguration, was uncovered during a winter cleanout of the JFK Hyannis Museum, said museum Executive Director

By |2022-01-28T11:05:02-05:00January 28th, 2022|News|0 Comments

JFK’s civil rights leadership still lights a path for our fractured country

JFK’s civil rights leadership still lights a path for our fractured country The Civil Rights Act was a historic achievement with far-reaching impact, yet racial injustices remained beyond its reach. By Patricia Sullivan Dallas Morning News Nov 28, 2021 CST “No American president up to this time has dealt so forthrightly and courageously with

By |2021-11-29T13:24:46-05:00November 29th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Remembering John F Kennedy – First Day Covers of Sc 1246 5c JFK Memorial Commemorative

Presented by collector and AFDCS member Henry Scheuer on November 14, 2021. The John F. Kennedy memorial stamp of 1964 (Sc. 1246) was one of the most popular U.S. stamps of its era. It went on sale at nearly every post office, and many collectors had the stamp postmarked locally on the

By |2021-11-29T10:28:22-05:00November 29th, 2021|News|0 Comments

When the Soviets Set Off the Biggest Nuclear Bomb, J.F.K. Didn’t Flinch

Sixty years ago the Soviet Union detonated the world’s most powerful nuclear weapon, with a force 3,333 times that of the bomb used on Hiroshima.  Kennedy’s calculated nonresponse to the pushy clamor showed his “deep revulsion for nuclear weapons.  The explosive force of the Soviet device — nicknamed Tsar Bomba, or the Tsar’s bomb, and

By |2021-11-04T10:25:48-05:00November 4th, 2021|News|0 Comments


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