Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Buckeye Library
Buckeye Community Room

Event Details

Rose Gabriele portrays the life story of one of the most beloved and iconic First Ladies in our nation's history, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  Presented by Women in History.

Jaqueline Lee Bouvier Onassis was born on July 28th, 1929, and spent her early years in Southampton, New York.  After completing her studies at Miss Porter's Boarding School in Connecticut, she began her college career at Vassar, spent a year studying in Paris, and completed her final year at George Washington University, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in French literature. She married Senator John F. Kennedy on September 12th, 1953. They had three children, Caroline, John Jr., and Patrick, who died two days after birth, on August 9th, 1963. Jacqueline Kennedy brought a sense of grace and style to the White House. Once John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, Mrs. Kennedy spent just two more weeks in the White House before moving to a home in Georgetown with her two children. On October 20th,1968 she married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. In 1975, Mr. Onassis died, making Jackie a widow for a second time. In the years following, she propelled her lifelong love of reading into a career, working at Viking Press and Doubleday as a book editor. She played a role in saving Grand Central Station in New York and worked to improve the Broadway Theatre District. Jackie's legacy is that she remains one of the most beloved and iconic First Ladies in our nation's history.

Event Type(s): Genealogy & History
Age Group(s): Adult
Buckeye Library
(330) 725-4415