Winter program: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and Grace, an American Legacy

Hosted in partnership with the Hopatcong Woman’s Club

Thursday, March 19, 2020 – 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental & Cultural Center
125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ

FREE program, donations are appreciated

This program is filled to capacity. If you would like to add your name to a waitlist, please email



She was a Kennedy. She was an Onassis. She did not define herself by her husbands.

As a young mother she was catapulted onto the World Stage when her husband John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. Realizing that future generations would need the insights of the past for guidance, her preservation efforts galvanized the rest of the country to protect its historic monuments. Aided by her public profile, her work helped bring about the Historic Preservation Act of 1966: the most far-reaching preservation legislation ever enacted in the United States.

Meet Jacqueline! A great American Legacy who wore many hats, not just her pillbox.


Actress Jill Lawrence brings the woman we now know as Jackie O’ to life by interpreting her tireless efforts for the public good. By conveying Jacqueline’s personal and professional struggles and victories, a poignant portrait of the First Lady, wife and mother and activist vividly comes alive. By bringing historic preservation center stage, Jacqueline’s gift for the Future was to preserve the Past.

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.