The National Park Service is 96!
Come celebrate the 96th birthday of the National Park Service on August 25! Bring your family and join the party with rangers on house tours, special walks, craft activities, and readings from John F. Kennedy's favorite books. The event is free and open to all, please read below for a detailed schedule of events. Click here for a printable schedule.
Craft activities: 10am-4:30pm
Ranger Reads: 10:15am-4:15pm
What were some of John F. Kennedy's favorite books? Find out as rangers introduce us to the characters and stories that sparked his imagination as a young boy. Click here for a printable, detailed schedule.
House Tour: Every half hour, 9:30am-3:30pm
Learn more about John F. Kennedy's birthplace and the early years of his life with a ranger. The house discovery books will be available for aspiring Junior Rangers ages 5 to the young at heart.
Keeping up with the Kennedys: 11am
Join Ranger Heather on a whirlwind tour of the neighborhood as you try and keep up with Mrs. Kennedy on her daily travels through the Beals street neighborhood.
Go, you chicken fat, go!: 1pm
Join Ranger Sara for a brisk walk through the neighborhood to learn about the Kennedy boys stayed active and Presidential Fitness.
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.