The White House Years

Jacqueline Kennedy attends Foreign Ministry reception, June 1962.

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2001

To mark the 40th anniversary of her emergence as America’s first lady, and explore her enduring global influence on style, Jacqueline Kennedy will be celebrated this September with an unprecedented special exhibition of the original costumes and accessories she wore at state events in America and abroad. “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years” will be presented at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston from September 15, 2001 through February 28, 2002.

Her daughter, Caroline, who is president of the Kennedy Library Foundation, in talking about her mother’s passion for history said, “She wanted to share her knowledge and excitement about the past with all Americans, especially children. She recognized that to a child, American history is often a rather dry and dull affair, and saw a visit to the president’s house as a chance to spark each child’s interest in the people who made our country what it has become.” ♦

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