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 Nancy Myers

Carousel Club Exotic Dancer

September 6, 2014 – 2:00 PM

A headlining exotic dancer at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club at the time of the assassination, Myers was a performer under the stage name “Tammi True.” Myers knew Ruby for several years, having gone to Ruby’s Vegas Club as a teenager before working at the Carousel. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission. View a preview of the program here.

Remembering Officer J.D. Tippit

Featuring Marie Tippit

September 18, 2014 – 7:00 PM

About 1:15 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 1963, duty placed Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit near the corner of Tenth and Patton Streets in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Forty-five minutes after shots were fired at President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade in Dealey Plaza, Officer Tippit was shot and killed while questioning a suspect. The tragic loss of Officer Tippit was overshadowed by the assassination of President Kennedy and the shooting of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald two days later. For the very first time—and on what would have been J.D. Tippit’s 90th birthday—The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will formally recognize this fallen officer. In a personal conversation with the slain officer’s widow Marie Tippit and members of his family, we will learn what the loss of J.D. Tippit meant to them and how the officer’s death affected the Dallas Police Department and the city of Dallas. The program will be moderated by journalist and author Hugh Aynesworth, the only reporter to be present at the president's assassination, the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald, and the shooting of Oswald by Jack Ruby. $10 per person. View a preview of the program here.

Living History with Pierce Allman

WFAA-Radio Program Director

October 4, 2014 – 2:00 PM

As WFAA-Radio program director, Allman was one of the first media representatives inside the Texas School Depository after the assassination. He is believed to have encountered Lee Harvey Oswald leaving the building. He currently narrates the Museum’s audio guide. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.

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.