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, historians and experts on community issues in their new Scudder Family Center for Civic Engagement. The talks will run through May 5. “Coffee @ The Kennedy Museum” is co-sponsored by Cape Cod Coffee. Freshly brewed JFK Hyannis Blend roasted by Cape Cod Coffee will be served!  Not attending the event? You can purchase our JFK Hyannis Blend here!

The talks are free for members, otherwise $10 per person. This includes freshly brewed coffee and hand-cut donuts made daily at Cape Cod Coffee’s Mashpee roasting facility.  A virtual option with coffee is also available!

The program of talks will run as follows:

February 16: Keith Young, author of “Expect Turbulence” and public relations director for the Massachusetts Air & Space Museum.

February 23: Mary Everett-Patriquin, public programs coordinator at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.

March 2: Martin Sandler, author of “How Photography and Television Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Leader.”

March 4: Neal Thompson, author of “The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty.”

March 9: Larry Tye, author of “Cotuit Village Narratives.”

March 16: Gregory Williams, Barnstable’s “Mad Jack” Percival and the Mutiny on the Whaleship “Globe.”

March 23: Nancy Viall Shoemaker, author of “Women of Barnstable.”

March 30: “Coffee with the Kennedys” vintage TV show of Mrs. Rose Kennedy giving a tour of the Kennedy Compound’s ‘big house.’

April 13: David Nordlander, Ph.D.—JFK & Cape Cod’s Connection to the Cold War.

April 27 : Peggy Jablonski, author of “Cape Cod Camino Way.”

May 5: Patricia Sullivan, Ph.D., author of “Justice Rising.”