By Steve Brawley
Jackie was a private person, but often stepped into the spotlight for a good cause - most often for historic preservation. She often worked behind the scenes, but also testified at public hearings. Over the years she championed several efforts to save or restore some important national treasures:
-The White House (DC)
-Lafayette Square (DC)
-The DendurTemple (Egypt)
-Grand Central Station (NYC)
-Lever House (NYC)
The Municipal Arts Society of New York each year honors someone with the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal -- presented to individuals who, by their work and deeds, have made an outstanding
contribution to New York City. The medal bears Mrs. Onassis’ name in recognition
of her tireless efforts to preserve and protect New York’s great architecture.
It is the MAS’s highest honor
Jackie testifies in 1984 in Albany NY.