Public Programs

Creative and engaging, our unique programs advance the Museum's commitment to community outreach, engagement and learning, and empower a diverse audience to understand how and why the past is still relevant.

The Living History Series commemorates the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with stories from those who witnessed the assassination or other historic events of the early 1960s. The monthly series links the past to the present through firsthand accounts from reporters, law enforcement officials, doctors, and everyday citizens who witnessed or, in some cases, made history.

Watch a preview of the 2014 series on our YouTube page and purchase your tickets online in advance.

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Past Programs

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Living History with Eugene Boone

Dallas County Deputy Sheriff

November 8, 2014 – 2:00 PM

A Dallas County deputy sheriff, Boone discovered the rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Prior to joining the sheriff’s department, he worked at the Dallas Times Herald and had contact with Jack Ruby. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.

Dallas Times Herald 1963:

Photographers Remember the Kennedy Assassination

November 18, 2014 – 7:00 PM

Moderated by John Sparks
What began as a routine assignment for Dallas Times Herald photographers William Allen, Darryl Heikes, Bob Jackson, and Eamon Kennedy quickly evolved into one of the most significant news stories of the 20th century. These photojournalists captured some of the most significant moments at Dallas Love Field, during the presidential motorcade, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, at the Tippit murder scene, inside Dallas police headquarters, and other important locations throughout the assassination weekend. Their work documented the unfolding story of the president’s death, the investigation, and subsequent murder and burial of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald. Join us for an extraordinary conversation with the four former Dallas Times Herald photographers as they recount their unique memories of what it was like to be caught in the whirlwind of historical events and how the experience affected their careers and personal lives. Photographs from the Dallas Times Herald Collection—the Museum’s first significant donation—will be featured in this special presentation that helps to commemorate the Museum’s 25th anniversary. $25 per person. Includes parking adjacent to the Museum. Reception to follow.