Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum on Cape Cod, where we animate Kennedy the man and illuminate Kennedy the statesman ... More info ›
Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum on Cape Cod, where we animate Kennedy the man and illuminate Kennedy the statesman. Museum offerings are designed to inspire active and informed civic engagement. Today’s Museum experience features fresh interactive exhibitions, innovative special programming, opportunities for community involvement, and contemporary educational curricula.
Visit: John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and the deep connection to Cape Cod. The Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days as President of the United States when the Cape provided a time to relax and be reinvigorated and days spent sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn.
The Museum’s exhibits features videos and photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963 and is arranged in thematic groupings to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so dearly loved. In addition to photography, an orientation video narrated by Walter Cronkite depicts the president’s experiences on the Cape. Several themed areas include charged oral histories of JFK’s friends.
President Kennedy is remembered for his enduring messages of global citizenship and public service. The Museum foundation will relate Cape Cod’s role as a place that inspired and enabled leaders to give back to our nation and our neighborhoods. The museum foundation will serve to preserve our ‘civic memories’ and plant the seed of curiosity and learning in all generations. Through the stories of the Kennedy Family and the history of Cape Cod, we will celebrate our civic life, and motivate the next generation of engaged citizens.