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?
In 1914, Joe and Rose Kennedy married and moved to 83 Beals Street where they spent six years and had four of nine children. In 1969, Rose Kennedy donated the house to the National Park Service as “a gift…to the American people.” Since then, more than 500,000 visitors have toured this modest home.