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Former Dallas County Deputy Sheriff to be Featured During The Sixth Floor Museum’s November Living History Program

Eugene Boone discovered the rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository less than an hour after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

A rifle hidden between boxes stacked in a corner of a poorly lit floor. A 26-year old Deputy Sheriff spies it with his flashlight and calls out to other officers. What Eugene Boone discovered on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963, would become the key piece of evidence in a case of murder, still held in the National Archives to this day.

Hear the story firsthand as The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza presents Living History with Eugene Boone on Saturday, November 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the program only, or $5 with Museum admission. Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased online at

The Living History series links the past to the present through firsthand accounts from reporters, law enforcement officials, musicians and everyday citizens who witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, experienced other historic events of the early 1960s, or were inspired by the 35th President of the United States.



Molly Fiden
Director of Institutional Advancement
214-747-6660 Ext. 5588