Delahunt & McGovern Join With JFK Hyannis Museum To Unveill Moakley Exhibit

8/1/2003

For more information please contact:
Lynne M. Poyant at the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce
(508-775-7778)
Tony Ferullo at Suffolk University (617-573-8448)

HYANNIS – Congressman Bill Delahunt and Congressman Jim McGovern will unveil an exhibit created by The John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, entitled Congressman John Joseph Moakley: In Service to His Country – A Traveling Exhibit, at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, 397 Main Street, on Sunday, August 3, 2003, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Over the years, Moakley worked closely with his Congressional colleagues Tip O’Neill, Gerry Studds and later Bill Delahunt in representing Cape Cod’s interests, particularly in preserving its natural beauty and resources. Moakley treasured Cape Cod; it was his favorite place to visit with his beloved wife, Evelyn, and their close friends, Tip and Millie O’Neill.

John Joseph Moakley devoted his life’s energy to serving his fellow citizens from the time he enlisted in the Navy during World War II until his last days in Congress. His impact on the local, national and global levels is demonstrated through this traveling exhibit. The artifacts, photographs and papers also show the obvious joy he took in working with people from all walks of life.

The John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute, located at Suffolk University Law School in downtown Boston, is dedicated to the preservation, study, interpretation and celebration of Congressman Moakley’s legacy of public service and political leadership. It was established when Congressman Moakley made a gift of his papers to the Law School in 2001.

The Archive identifies, collects and preserves the papers and memorabilia of Congressman Moakley and his family, as well as relevant materials associated with his legal and political career. It provides access to the collections and forms the basis for the Moakley Institute’s exploration of public policy and political history.

The Moakley Institute promotes public service at all levels of government, discussion of public policy issues promoting justice, and the encouragement of leadership qualities in public
servants. The Institute serves as a research center for scholars and students, as well as a policy forum for political leaders.

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, which is owned and operated by the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, is please to host this special exhibit from August 3 through September 30, 2003.

Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays and Holidays from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is charged.

For more information, please call 508-790-3077.

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