Contributions during John F. Kennedy’s Presidency:
- Jackie was a huge supporter of the arts and art education being accessible to the public
- Envisioned and launched the White House Restoration Project
- Established the White House Historical Association (WHHA) in 1961 which helped to educate the public and raise funds for the White House restoration and acquisition of historically important furnishings and art.
- Jackie created the WHHA’s first edition The White House: A Historical Guide in 1962, which continues to be updated and published to this day.
- Established a White House curator from the Smithsonian Institution, which later became a permanent position.