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Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years

By Rachelle Bowden in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 12, 2004 4:08PM

Jackie Kennedy Pin - Photo: www.fieldmuseum.orgJacqueline Kennedy. What can we say? She was America's first lady, the Queen of Camelot, and America was, and still is, obsessed. Her sense of style infulenced the world. Starting tomorrow at the Field Museum, people will be able to see the jewelry, hats, and dresses that Jackie wore while she was the first lady. Also on display are rarely seen photos and handwritten notes.

Jackie Kennedy - Photo: www.fieldmuseum.orgToday, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, the only surviving child of President Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, is in Chicago to open the new exhibit. "While my father's interests tended toward the parliamentary and political, my mother was drawn to the personal and poetic," Caroline said. She will be attending an invitation-only breakfast and evening gala tonight. Tomorrow we're all invited to watch Caroline light a Christmas tree at the State Street Marshall Fields at 11:30 a.m. Then we can head over and see the exhibit.

The exhibit has already been to New York, Boston, Washington, and Paris, and Chicagoist cannot wait to see it here. But we'll need to save up our pennies, because it's not cheap to get in - $25 for non members. Officials say that the museum needs the money and they think people will pay a higher cost. Here's a tip: The entrance cost is broken down into a general admission fee of $12 and a special admission fee to the Jackie exhibit for $13. But if you want to avoid the general admission charge, go to the museum on Mondays and Tuesdays. From now until December 23, the museum is offerring "free" days so you'll only have to pay the special exhibit admission price. Score!