Jacqueline Kennedy—Her White House Years

Arts & Entertainment
LaSalle Public Library
305 Marquette St. / LaSalle, IL / 61301
Laura Frizol
Mar 26, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Photo by: Leslie Goddard

It is 1964, and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy is besieged by sightseers around her house in Georgetown. As she deliberates what to do next, she shares the story of her life in the White House, including her struggle to retain her family’s privacy in the face of media onslaughts, her restoration work, and her attempts to showcase the arts. In a climactic revelation, she recounts her husband’s death and comes to heartfelt decision about how to begin a new life for herself and her children.

History comes alive in the talented hands of historian Leslie Goddard who tells fascinating stories and creates vivid portraits of some of history's most memorable women.  With experience as a historian, actor, and museum teacher, Leslie Goddard brings a unique perspective to her history presentations.  This program is made possible through funds from the Alwin C. Carus Trust and is free and open to the public.  For further information call the LaSalle Public Library at 815.223.2341.

The LaSalle Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hegeler Carus Mansion, Oglesby Public Library and the Canal Corridor Association  during National Women’s History Month to present Women of Courage and Wisdom.