Record Year for Playhouse Program


JFKPlayhouseCape Associates, Inc. and The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum are pleased to announce Blanche Hunnewell of Harwich Port as the winner of the “Bring History to Your Yard” Centennial Shed Raffle the museum held in honor of JFK’s 100th birthday celebration.

The Centennial Shed – a replica with details of the late President and First Lady’s Hyannis Port home – was built and donated by Cape Associates, Inc. to help raise funds for museum renovations that will enhance education and cultural programs facilities.

Entrants paid $15 for a raffle ticket or $25 for two tickets. A total of 406 raffle tickets were sold and raised over $13,000, said John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Executive Director John L. Allen.

“The Cape Associates playhouse program got started in 2001 and has raised more than $135,000 for local organizations. This year’s collaboration with

The Centennial Shed – a replica with details of the late President and First Lady’s Hyannis Port home.

the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum set the record for funds raised with one playhouse,” said Cape Associates, Inc. Human Resources Manager Lindsay J. Cole. “The JFK museum did a truly fantastic job supporting ticket sales and it is so gratifying to see the program’s record success,” Cole said. 

Cape Associates and the JFK Museum began their collaboration in 2015 in preparation for the playhouse raffle to coincide with the 100th anniversary of JFK’s birth. Designed by Brian Foley of Cape Associates, Jesse Kinnane took the lead in constructing the playhouse.


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