North End Walking Tour
The Enduring Qualities: An Exploration of the Origins of the Fitzgerald and Kennedy Families in Boston
Join us in an exploration of the Kennedy and Fitzgerald families' Boston roots. We'll visit sites of identity, faith, and community in downtown Boston and the North End and consider questions of transition, permanence, and belonging: How did the Irish and Irish American experience inform their sense of selves? What role did religion and the power of American democracy have in shaping their character? How did the Kennedys and the Fitzgeralds view the communities that made up the city of Boston? How were they shaped by the communities they lived in and in turn, how was the city transformed by them?
This tour is offered July and August during our summer season, May-October 2014. Please check these pages in April for the 2014 schedule.
Did You Know?
For Jack Kennedy, politics ran in the family! Grandson of state Senator P.J. Kennedy & Boston Mayor John Fitzgerald, son of U.S. Ambassador Joe Kennedy, & brother of Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, Jack had plenty of company in the family’s lively dinner debates.