“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
First Ladies of the US Jackie Kennedy Full Image

Jackie Kennedy

Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Years of service: 1961-1963
Born: 1929

First Ladies of the US Jackie Kennedy Full Image

The young Jacqueline Bouvier’s privileged upbringing and education inspired her to lead an exciting life filled with books and travel. As First Lady, Jacqueline orchestrated extraordinary experiences during the Kennedy Administration, and her iconic fashions set clothing trends. Her diplomatic etiquette and grace at the White House and as a goodwill ambassador abroad charmed the world. In an unprecedented step, Jacqueline shared with the American public a television program conducting a personal tour of the White House restorations. However, it was her strength as a widow in a time of national crisis after her husband’s assassination that implanted her image into American history. 


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Leaders in Literacy

4/30/2024 through 4/30/2025

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First Ladies as Teachers, Educators, and Librarians.

The right to an education is a foundational principle of America’s history, and many First Ladies have taken up this cause. We celebrate National First Ladies Day by kicking off this featured exhibit, presented by Huntington Bank.