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Forty-seven years ago on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas.  To observe the anniversary, the Museum will be hosting several events throughout the month. 


The Museum will open at 10 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010. 

Saturday, November 20 - 2 p.m.

Q&A and Book Signing with Clint Hill, Jerry Blaine and Lisa McCubbin
Moderated by Museum Curator Gary Mack

JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
By Gerald Blaine with Lisa McCubbin
Foreword by Clint Hill

After nearly 50 years under a "Code of Silence," many of the Secret Service agents serving on President Kennedy's detail when he was assassinated are speaking out. "The Kennedy Detail" (Gallery Books; November 2, 2010) is the only authoritative account of the events of that day from the men who were there to guard the president's life. Clint Hill, the agent who jumped on the back of the car immediately after the shooting and helped Jackie to her seat, has rarely contributed to any works on the assassination, until now. Program is free but seating reservations are required. To reserve your seat, email or call 214.747.6660. Museum parking is $5.

Friday, November 19 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet the Museum: The Parkland Experience: November, 1963

The Kennedy motorcade arrived at Parkland Memorial Hospital minutes after the shooting in Dealey Plaza. Almost 48 hours later, accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald died there. Find out more through physicians' notes, hospital records and other materials from our collections. Program is free with paid admission to the Museum.

A Collections Spotlight - Jack Ruby: "The Man in That Hat"
New Exhibit Opening

On November 24, 1963, Jack Ruby fatally shot the accused assassin of President Kennedy and killer of Dallas Police officer J.D. Tippit, Lee Harvey Oswald. When Ruby shot Oswald, millions of television viewers saw a mysterious figure in a hat step from the shadows. Before people knew Ruby's face or name, he was identified by newsmen as "the man in that hat." Come learn more about Ruby and see the hat for yourself.

Exhibit will run through May, 2011.



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