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History Happy Hour: First Steps to the White House —The Kennedys in Brookline, Massachusetts

History Happy Hour is a weekly virtual program hosted by the White House Historical Association. Join us as experts weigh in on a variety of historical topics, share their insights, answer audience questions, and enjoy presidential-inspired libations.

As a boy, JFK’s parents never expected he would grow up to be president. Yet in his birthplace home he learned values that inspired a life in public service. His mother, Rose Kennedy, recreated her family’s first home to share her memories of those early years with visitors to the house where they commemorate not only his early life, but the ideas and principles he left behind. Join Jason Atsales, Lead Park Ranger at John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site for this peek into President Kennedy’s early years.

This year's White House Historical Association annual Christmas ornament honors John F. Kennedy. Get your Official 2020 White House Christmas ornament today!