JFK Library spotlights family's summers on Cape

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm •  Published: June 27, 2014
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BOSTON (AP) — Never-before-displayed artifacts from the Kennedy family's summers on Cape Cod are now on display at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

The library, located next to the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus, opened a special exhibit Friday featuring the golf cart Kennedy used to get around the family's Hyannis Port compound, among other items the museum has not previously showcased.

The white cart, which has been restored but no longer is drivable, was featured on a cover shoot Kennedy did for Look magazine in 1962.

Curator Stacey Bredhoff says the museum has not really focused on the Kennedys at their iconic summertime retreat.

"It's showing a side of him that we don't really get to see in the museum," she said. "He'd been coming here since a boy. It was here he really learned to love the sea, sailing, swimming and all the things that were so much a part of him."

Bredhoff said the exhibit takes the place of one that focused on the 50th anniversary of the president's assassination in Dallas in November 1963.

The golf cart, she said, has always been a part of the museum collection, but it had been in storage.

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