Artwork Containing Materials from Kennedy Compound to be Auctioned Tonight

One of the pieces of art being auctioned off Monday.

HYANNIS – Pieces of Cape Cod and American history will be up for bid tonight during an auction of unique John F. Kennedy items.

The auction at Wequassett Resort in Harwich from 6 to 10 p.m., and online, will feature more than 30 pieces of art created by local artists using materials salvaged after a remodel of the president’s summer home in Hyannis Port.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation.

The artwork and furniture include some of the floor from Kennedy’s bedroom, nails removed from shingles, wallpaper, window frames.

“It’s really wonderful to see some of the creativity that artists will take an object and bring it to life in some sort of art piece or furniture piece that is reflective of a historical connection to John Kennedy,” said John Allen, the executive director of the JFK Hyannis Museum.

The event is being conducted by auctioneers from Eldred’s Auction House and the items are available for bid online. A link to online auction can be found here.

“We will have the technology to have bids coming in from all over the country and frankly there will be some international,” Allen said.

The website includes photos of the pieces accompanied by detailed descriptions.


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