• Dining Room

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Discover the experiences of the Kennedy family in Brookline in the Historic Resource Study. In 2007, the park completed a Historic Resource Study. The study places the Kennedy family's experiences and attitudes while living in Brookline in the historical context of the 1900s. This context offers insight into the social identities of the Kennedy family, life at home and the character of Brookline. The study concludes with an overview of how the home at 83 Beals Street transformed from a private residence to a National Historic Site and thoughtfully considers the process of memorialization. Click here to access a pdf of this exciting study!

Did You Know?

Rose Kennedy playing the piano.

Rose Kennedy was a trained musician & encouraged her children to play the piano, but they preferred the radio to their piano lessons. The Kennedy White House show-cased the performing arts--including appearances by poet Robert Frost, soprano Grace Bumby, and cellists Pablo Casales & Yo Yo Ma.