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Ethel Skakel Kennedy was born on April 11, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois to coal magnate George Skakel, a Protestant, and his devoutly Catholic wife, Ann Brannack Skakel. Ethel’s father, George Sr., started work as an eight dollars a week railroad clerk. He, along with some co-workers, built a small coal and coke business into a diversified privately ...
In 2004, Marshall Field’s Department Store in Chicago commissioned Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave and her collaborator Rita Brown to create this exact paper replica of Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding gown. De Borchgrave painted and prepared the paper to mimic the texture and color of the original silk. Brown then folded, glued and s...
September 15, 2001 - February 28, 2002 This special traveling exhibition on Jacqueline Kennedy opened in the spring of 2001 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in September of 2001. It went on to travel to Washington D.C., Paris, and Chicago.
Dean Koldenhoven, former mayor of Palos Heights, Illinois, was honored for his political courage in speaking out against religious discrimination and calling for tolerance within his community. In May 2000, three years into his term, Mayor Koldenhoven confronted a crisis of intolerance in Palos Heights when plans to open a mosque in the Chicago sub...
Accession Number: PC772
Description: Senator John F. Kennedy at the 1956 Democratic National Convention, Chicago.
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In 2004, Marshall Field’s Department Store in Chicago commissioned Belgian artist Is...
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