Blog2022-02-09T14:56:54-05:00

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 Foundation presents the scholarships to students based on essays that illuminate President Kennedy’s famous inaugural quote: “And so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” High school seniors shared their personal interpretation of
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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 hour,” writing that America had “reason to be proud…of a new First Lady who has revitalized an old house.” According to Elaine Rice Bachmann, Maryland State Archivist and guest curator of “Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House,” the fashionable First
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Kennedys in Hyannis Port; How it happened

In 1926 Joseph P. Kennedy, at age 38 already a millionaire, although not as wealthy as he would become, was living in Brookline and renting a summer home on the south shore in Cohasset. He and his wife Rose both loved to play golf and he was put up for membership in the exclusive Cohasset Country Club. He was blackballed, apparently for being an Irish Catholic. A lot of history was changed by that decision. Instead of settling into the wealthy seaside community much closer to Boston than Cape Cod, Kennedy began looking around. He found the Hyannisport Club, a golf club
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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 an update on the new Air & Space Museum in Hyannis. Watch the presentation below, which was broadcast live on Facebook.

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.

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 clearly articulated: We hold these truths to be self-evident….. And what are these self evident truths that we so boldly proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and celebrate every 4th of July? …..that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
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