The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum will launch a new Youth Speaker Series this month. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III will open the series with a discussion about “Public Service” on Thursday, June 26, from 7:30-8:30 PM at Barnstable High School’s Knight Auditorium. Having dedicated his career to public service, Kennedy brings a firm commitment to social justice and economic opportunity to the U.S. House of Representatives.
This event is free to all students and guests of all ages are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and all proceeds will support the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation Scholarship Fund. Two $2500 scholarships will be presented to Cape Cod students annually by the Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.jfkhyannismuseum.org.
Representative Kennedy has dedicated his career to public service. Elected in November of 2012, he represents a diverse district that spans from the suburbs of Boston to the more industrial towns of Massachusetts’ South Coast. He has close ties to the Cape having served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office, as well as his time spent in Hyannis Port with his family. Earlier in his career Kennedy served as a member of the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. He has also worked as an international development analyst for the United Nations’ Millennium Project and as an anti-poverty consultant abroad.
The Youth Speaker Series is part of the museum’s overall mission to bring its educational and youth curricula to a new level. “As ambassadors of the Kennedy legacy on Cape Cod, we’re committed to both preserving the history of President Kennedy and expanding our cultural and educational programs to reach new audiences,” said John L. Allen, Executive Director of the JFK Hyannis Museum. “The Youth Speaker Series is the first of several new programs to that end that will be launched in the coming months.”
The Youth Speaker Series is sponsored by The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Bank of Cape Cod, and The Patrick M. Butler Charitable Fund.
Barnstable High School is located at 744 West Main Street in Hyannis.
About the JFK Hyannis Museum
The mission of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation it to preserve and promote the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod.
The JFK Hyannis 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 slow down, to be reinvigorated and to spend days sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn. The Museum is located at 397 Main Street in Hyannis. It welcomes more than 63,000 visitors annually. For more information, visit www.jfkyannismuseum.org or call 508-790-3077.