Artfull Thursdays - Former Secret Service Agent Norman Katz

July 20th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Former White House Secret Service Agent Norman Katz (Courtesy of Mr. Katz)

Norman Katz - Former Special Agent, US Secret Service at The White House

ARTfull Thursdays Talk July 20, 6 – 7:30 pm Cape Cod Museum of Art   $15;   $12 CCMoA members

“In recognition of the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth and following our show of the travelling exhibition of artwork created from the artifacts of his Hyannis summer home, we are excited to have Norman Katz share with us his experiences at the White House during the Kennedy years," said Shawn Dahlstrom, creative coordinator of the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s ARTfull Thursdays program.  The museum galleries are open and free from 5 – 8 pm.  

Norman Katz was a young officer who served in the US Secret Service detail when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated - November 22, 1963. He served as Military Attaché - US Secret Service in the Continuity of Government Program and was on duty at the White House in the Military District of Washington D.C.

Katz assisted in maintaining stability in the Government during the trauma and the ongoing events with direct involvement with the White House Communications Agency.

He speaks on his first-hand experience on maintaining the continuity of the US Government in times of disasters, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the US Secret Service and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 

Katz is now Principal of Norman Katz Associates, a Professional Security Consulting Service. He has received numerous Awards and Honors from civic and private organizations as well as from the Federal Government. He served as a Selectman and Police Commissioner for the Town of Sharon, MA for 32 years.  Norm presently resides in both Sharon, MA and West Harwich, MA.

Founded by artists in 1981, the Cape Cod Museum of Art preserves and celebrates the distinctive artistic heritage of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.  CCMoA is a major center of cultural growth and creativity that seeks to educate, inspire and excite the imagination of all through its outstanding art collection and diverse programming. Located in a beautiful setting surrounded by a sculpture garden, the museum has seven galleries, a museum shop and screening room. The museum is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. 

CCMoA is located at 60 Hope Lane, just off Route 6A, on the same campus as the Cape Cinema and the Cape Cod Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday.  It is open on Thursdays from 5 – 8 pm with no admission fee.  General Admission is $9, $7 for seniors and students 19+ with school ID, $5 for students 13 to 18, and free for children 12 & under. For more information, call (508) 385-4477. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on