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"The Tale of Two First Ladies: Jackie Kennedy's Secret Return to the White House & Pat Nixon's Unknown Legacy"
Author and White House historian Jennifer Boswell Pickens, who has recently meticulously documented 60 years of entertaining customs at the iconic address, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., will offer us an insider's invitation into its greatest events, focusing on Jackie Kennedy's Secret Visit to the White House. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's first and only return to the White House. The private tour and intimate dinner in 1971, at the invitation of President and Mrs. Nixon, were kept secret as Mrs. Nixon was keenly aware of Mrs. Kennedy’s reluctance to return and the painful memories the White House held for her family. This presentation will explore that meaningful visit, the First Ladies' friendship and the traditions and contributions they brought to the White House.