John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site commemorates Rose Kennedy’s Birthday, July 23, 2011
Contact: Jim Roberts, 617-566-7937 x10
Brookline, MA - On July 23, 2011 John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy by offering special programs and tours led by National Park Service Rangers from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event coincides with Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy's birthday (July 22, 1890) and explores Mrs. Kennedy's life, her family, and her involvement in politics. An active political figure throughout her life, Mrs. Kennedy was the daughter of a two-time Mayor of Boston, wife of a U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James (Great Britain), and mother of three Senators and a President. The event features a special exhibit highlighting the teas Mrs. Kennedy hosted during John F. Kennedy's successful 1952 campaign for the U.S. Senate. Admission to the site and tours is free.
Did You Know?
Like many middle-class families in Brookline, the Kennedy’s relied upon the many contributions of live-in domestic help. Mary O’Donaghue and Alice Michelan, two first-generation Americans, cooked, cleaned and cared for the children, enabling the family to live their version of the American dream.