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Thomas K. Lynch joins JFK Hyannis Museum Board

In August, Centerville resident Tom Lynch joined the museum board of directors. Lynch has served as Barnstable's assistant manager and town manager, director of the Barnstable Housing Authority, and commissioner of the Mass. Rate Setting Commission. He also served elected positions as State Representative and Barnstable County Assembly delegate. Lynch holds a U.S. Coast
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By |2022-08-23T16:40:20-05:00August 23rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

JFK HYANNIS MUSEUM BESTOWS LEADERSHIP AWARD UPON GOV. CHARLIE BAKER

Created in 2015 to recognize outstanding examples of leadership in the inspiration of others, in advancement of the civic and economic well-being of Cape Cod, the award was conferred upon Baker at a reception at the JFK Hyannis Museum on Friday, August 12th. “Governor Baker has successfully led our citizens and Commonwealth through some
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By |2022-08-23T14:10:20-05:00August 23rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House Tour

In honor of the sixtieth anniversary edition of the “The White House: A Historic Guide,” let’s revisit the landmark TV special hosted by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962 that launched this perennial fundraiser for preserving the presidential home. Watch highlights of the program, which included a charming appearance by President John F. Kennedy. With the support
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By |2022-08-23T13:40:36-05:00August 9th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Caroline Kennedy meets children of Solomon Islanders who saved JFK’s life

A visit to Solomon Islands by senior US diplomats included a touching personal moment, as Caroline Kennedy, the new US ambassador to Australia, met with the children of two men who saved the life of her father, John F Kennedy, during the second world war. Caroline Kennedy was in Honiara to mark the 80th
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By |2022-08-09T07:53:04-05:00August 9th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Don’t Miss Our Summer Author Series! July 14, 21st and 28th and August 4th.

Join us on July 14th as we host James Graham, Author of Victura: The Kennedys a Sailboat and the Sea.  To truly understand the dynamics and magic of the Kennedy family, one must understand their passion for sailing and the sea. This true tale of one small sailboat is an invaluable contribution to
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By |2022-07-12T14:35:09-05:00July 12th, 2022|News|0 Comments

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

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