Celebrating Women’s History Month
She was a Kennedy. She was an Onassis. She did not define herself by her husbands. Realizing that future generations would need the insights of the past for guidance, Jacqueline embarked upon a series of preservation efforts: first the White House, then Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, and eventually Grand Central Station in NYC. Such preservation efforts galvanized the rest of the country to protect its historic monuments. Aided by her public profile, her work helped bring about the Historic Preservation Act of 1966: the most far-reaching preservation legislation ever enacted in the United States.
This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.