Things To Do
When the Kennedy family donated the house at 83 Beals to the National Park Service as a "gift to the American people, "the president's mother hoped that future generations would be able to visit and "get a better appreciation of the history of this wonderful country." Today visitors can experience Mrs. Kennedy's recreation of these early years through a variety of experiences.
In Jack's Footsteps
The Enduring Qualities: the Origins of the Kennedy Family in Boston
Did You Know?
While many American women-including Jack Kennedy’s grandmother, Mary Kennedy-supported woman’s suffrage, the US Constitution didn’t extend the vote to women until 1920. Years later, in 1963, Jack signed a Civil Rights Bill to guarantee every American’s right to participate fully in civic life.