Of course, you know the pillbox hat and big sunglasses, but do you really know Jackie? Get to know the real Jackie O. through our newest exhibit: Beyond Camelot: The Life and Legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
This extraordinary exhibit features never-before-seen artifacts donated by Monte Durham of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. Through intimate letters, awe-inspiring reproduction dresses, and vintage ephemera, Beyond Camelot: The Life and Legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis will explore the layers of Jackie’s life, from her role as a mother to her position as First Lady. Go beyond the White House and learn about Jackie’s life, from her days as a “camera girl” to her late career as a book editor at Doubleday, and hear tales beyond the history books, from the Mona Lisa loan to the White House kindergarten classroom.
The centerpiece of the exhibit highlights African-American dress designer Ann Lowe, who created Jackie’s wedding gown – one of the most recognizable wedding dresses of all time. The exhibition features an exquisite reproduction of the gown created by a couture wedding dress designer (the original dress is too delicate to display and is currently preserved at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum).
You’ll experience Jackie through her number-one fan, Monte Durham, as he shares the intimate stories revealed by his collectibles. (Did you know that Jackie always wore white gloves to cover her cigarette-stained fingers?)
Get to know the real Jackie O. like you’ve never seen her before!