December 13, 2015

1941, 2121 UNITED STATES (Massachusetts) - Kennedy Compound and John F. Kennedy Memorial in Hyannis

1941 Kennedy Compound in Hyannis

Posted on 05.10.2015, 13.12.2015
The Kennedy Compound consists of three houses in Hyannis Port, a small residential village located in Barnstable, in Cape Cod. It was once the home of American businessman and political figure Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., his wife Rose, and two of their sons, Jack and Bobby. Their youngest son, Ted lived in his parents' house, and it was his main residence from 1982 until his death in 2009. Ted also bought President Kennedy's house from his daughter, Caroline. This house now belongs to Ted Jr.

2121 John F. Kennedy Memorial in Hyannis

John F. Kennedy used the compound as a base for his successful 1960 U.S. Presidential campaign and later as a summer White House and presidential retreat until his assassination in 1963. Ted died at the compound in 2009 and in 2012 the main house was donated to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, which said the house would eventually be opened to the public. It has changed little, either structurally or in furnishings, since John's association with it.

The JFK Hyannis Museum in the old Town Hall on Main St. focuses on John F. Kennedy's time spent in the town. There is a memorial to President Kennedy on the Lewis Bay waterfront that was erected by Barnstable citizens in 1966. The memorial includes a fountain and a field-stone monument with the presidential seal and JFK inscription: "I believe it is important that this country sail and not sit still in the harbor."

About the stamps
On the postcard 1941
The first stamp is part of the series Wedding, about which I wrote here. The second, dedicated to Johnny Cash (1932-2003), is part of the series Music Icons, about which I wrote here.

On the postcard 2121
The first stamp is the Christmas stamp 2012, about which I wrote here. The second stamp is part of the series Wedding, about which I wrote here.

Kennedy Compound - Wikipedia

Sender 1941, 2121: Denise 
1941: Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 13.12.2013
Photo: Tim Allen 
2121: Sent from Jericho (New York / United States), on 06.01.2014
Photo: Nance S. Trueworthy

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