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This video was made possible thanks to a generous grant from Gerald Kolpan and the PHILO Project (www.philoproject.org)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and Grace, an American Legacy

Jackie Onassis

Sunday, June 12, 2016

1:00 PM
The Historic Grange Estate
143 Myrtle Ave| Havertown, PA 19083
Tickets: $25 Adults / $15 Children under age 12
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Actress Jill Lawrence brings the woman we now know as ‘Jackie O’ to life by interpreting her tireless efforts for the public good.

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Upcoming Events

Philanthropist Sister Katharine Drexel, Brought to Life by Rene Goodwin

Sat, May 28 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
CJ Walker in Trenton, NJ
Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, 08608
Mme. C.J. Walker: Self Made Woman Daisy Century portrays C.J. Walker. This event is sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities. Free and open to the public. Contact Laura Poll for more information: (609) 392-7188 x20

Sun, Jun 5 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Madam CJ Walker: “Self Made Woman”
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersy, 180 Burrs Rd, Peachfield, Westhampton, NJ 08060
Madame CJ Walker: “Self Made Woman,” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Judith Perinchief (609) 267-6996

Tue, Jun 7 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Rosie the Riveter: “We Can Do It!”
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande, NJ 08242
Rosie the Riveter; “We Can Do It!” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Bruce Fournier (609) 886-8787

Tue, Jun 21 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Fly! Bessie! Fly!
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum. 500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande, NJ 08242
Fly! Bessie! Fly! sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Bruce Fournier (609) 886-8787

Tue, Jun 21 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy”
Lake Hiawatha Library, 68 Nokomis Ave, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034, United States
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Stephanie Kip (973) 271-5549

Additional Events

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katharine Drexel

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel was the second child of Francis Anthony Drexel and Hannah Langstroth and the niece of Anthony Joseph Drexel, founder of Drexel University. Bequeathed an inheritance of 7 million dollars by her father, Katherine’s life seemed destined to be that of a society lady of the Victorian Era. There were significant events that resulted in a departure from that course to the life she ultimately chose. Although philanthropy had always been a part of the Drexel life, it was after watching her stepmother suffer with cancer that Katharine realized that money did not give one an escape from pain or death. During a family trip out West in 1884, Katharine Drexel saw the plight and destitution of the Native Americans and decided to help. That is when she began her lifelong personal and financial commitment to help Native Americans and African Americans.