Manteca Bulletin - - Nation -

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The boy­hood home of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy in Mas­sachusetts is cel­e­brat­ing the 100th birthday of his old­est sis­ter, Rose­mary Kennedy.

The John Fitzger­ald Kennedy Na­tional His­toric Site is mark­ing Septem­ber 13 with a talk and book sign­ing by Kate Clif­ford Lar­son, au­thor of “Rose­mary: The Hid­den Kennedy Daugh­ter.”

Guided tours and a film will also touch on Rose­mary’s early life.

Rose­mary Kennedy was Joseph and Rose Kennedy’s first daugh­ter. She was born with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties and un­der­went a failed lo­bot­omy or­dered by her fa­ther.

Kennedy spent much of her life in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized in Wis­con­sin and her fam­ily rarely dis­cussed her pub­licly. She died in 2005 in Wis­con­sin at the age of 86.

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