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 2015 series on our YouTube page and purchase your tickets online in advance.

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Past Programs

2015 Program Listings

Living History with Jerry Kasten

September 19, 2015 – 2:00 PM

Kasten, a social studies teacher at Bryan Adams High School in 1963, was a member of the Dallas Police Reserves. He was working crowd control on Commerce Street at the time of the Oswald shooting.

Living History with Scott Garbe

October 17, 2015 – 2:00 PM

A songwriter and schoolteacher in Canada, Garbe has maintained a lifelong interest in the Kennedy assassination. After visiting Dealey Plaza, he wrote a series of songs about the tragedy which was produced as a concept album, The Kennedy Suite, in 2013.

Living History with Mary Woodward Pillsworth

November 7, 2015 – 2:00 PM

A women’s news reporter for The Dallas Morning News in 1963, Pillsworth witnessed the assassination from the north side of Elm Street. The following year she joined the Peace Corps.