On Thursday, July 31, The John F. Kennedy Museum held a private reception prior to the Speaker Series event with Dr. Sergei Khrushchev. The private reception was held at the JFK Museum, which provided guests the opportunity to pause and appreciate the legacy of President Kennedy and his important place in history.

 Throughout the course of the reception guests enjoyed mock cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while touring the museum. Guests were also given the opportunity to engage Dr. Sergei Khrushchev in private conversation, as he was in attendance at the reception.

Dr. Sergei Khrushchev is the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Nikita Khrushchev and President Kennedy had an ongoing relationship in the early years of the Cold War.

The private reception finished with speeches from members of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation’s Board of Directors.

The museum’s curator, Rebecca Pierce-Merrick, began by highlighting the museum’s Special Exhibit – Cape Cod: The Heart and Home of the Kennedy Family. The exhibit will be available for viewing by the public until the end of the year.

In conclusion, President of the Board of Directors Dick Neitz and Executive Director John Allen spoke about the success and the importance of the JFK Museum’s Speaker Series. The museum’s Speaker Series brings prominent members of the community to Hyannis in aim of furthering cultural and educational programming in the area.

Following the conclusion of the reception, guests headed over to the Knight Auditorium at Barnstable High School for the main event with Dr. Sergei Khrushchev.


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