Presidential Getaway--JFK on Cape Cod

Presidential Getaway: JFK on Cape Cod

Throughout his Presidency, JFK would retreat to the cluster of white clapboard houses in Hyannis Port that had been the emotional center of his family’s life for decades. During the summers, he would escape the pressures of the office for weekend getaways with his large, extended family. Those weekends were taken up with swimming, sunning, sailing, golf, and most importantly, family time. A display of original artifacts, photographs, and historic film footage will evoke those days.

Launch of the Mercury MR-3 Space Capsule Freedom 7

Freedom 7 Space Capsule

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a special new installation featuring Freedom 7, the iconic space capsule that US Navy Commander Alan B. Shepard Jr. piloted on the first American manned flight into space.