D.C. History Virtual Experiences
Savior of the Square? Jacqueline Kennedy and the Preservation of Lafayette Park
During John F. Kennedy's presidency a battle was waged between modernists and preservationists over the fate of Lafayette Square. Into the debate stepped First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. How her ideas influenced the plan that ultimately determined the Square's future can still be seen today. Yet what about the Washingtonian whose name is less well known, but whose contribution was all-important? Washington Walks founder Carolyn Crouch relays this little-known chapter in Washington, D.C. history.
Host: Victoria Reinsel, Washington Walks Administrator and Tour Guide
Special Guest Artist: Laura Rocklyn