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Museum showcases JFK’s favored Waldorf Astoria rocking chair – Boston, Massachusetts

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According to the museum, the chairs had low seats and a curved back, providing comfort that helped relieve Kennedy’s chronic back pain.

President John F. Kennedy William J. Smith / Associated Press, File

Hyannis, Massachusetts (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Museum in Cape Cod is exhibiting rocking chairs at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, backed by the late President.

The Hyannis Museum, home to the Kennedy family’s famous summer compound, opened an exhibition in chairs earlier this month.

According to the museum, the chairs had low seats and a curved backrest that provided comfort to help relieve Kennedy’s chronic back pain from injuries he suffered during World War II.

Massachusetts Democrats eventually bought more than 12 legs for White House, Camp David, Hyannis Port, and Palm Beach, and their preference for seats revived the popularity of rocking chairs.

In a statement, the museum’s secretary-general, Wendy Northcross, said, “The rocking chair that brought President Kennedy so much comfort to his beloved Cape Cod, a special place he sought comfort throughout his life. It’s a perfect arrival, “he said. ..

According to the museum, Kennedy donated a rocking chair to Waldorf Astoria in 1962, following the president’s tradition of donating souvenirs to commemorate his stay in the hotel’s Presidential Suite.

The chair will be rented to the Hyannis Museum for the next two years while New York’s property is undergoing a major restoration.

When Waldorf Astoria reopens in 2023, the rocking chair will return as part of a permanent exhibit on the history of the hotel. It will celebrate its 90th anniversary in October.



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