60 Years Later
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Museum is planning a compelling series of programs and events, as well as a special exhibition—Two Days in Texas. Join us to commemorate this historic anniversary and to explore President Kennedy’s life and lasting legacy.
November 8, 2023 – June 16, 2024
Seventh Floor Gallery
Organized by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Two Days in Texas is a special exhibition revisiting President Kennedy’s 1963 trip to Texas through eyewitness accounts and his own words. This exhibition takes a new approach to telling the story of the assassination by tracing the President’s footsteps through each of the cities on his last presidential tour. In commemorating 60 years since the tragic assassination, Two Days in Texas reflects on the President’s time in Texas and the experiences of everyday Texans who he encountered through the perspective of today.
Included with Museum admission.
Opening Reception | Two Days in Texas
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Members, supporters and other special guests are invited to a private reception to celebrate the opening of Two Days in Texas.
Contact the Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DR. PAUL GREGORY IN CONVERSATION WITH CURATOR STEPHEN FAGIN
Friday, Nov. 10 | 1 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Paul R. Gregory became acquainted with Lee and Marina Oswald in June 1962, shortly after the couple settled in Texas. He spent a significant amount of time with the Oswalds that summer, providing transportation, going on excursions and taking Russian language lessons from Marina. He last saw the Oswalds on November 22, 1962, exactly one year prior to the assassination. After extensive interrogations by the Secret Service and testimony before the Warren Commission, Gregory remained silent for decades about his experiences with Lee and Marina Oswald. He is author of the 2022 book, The Oswalds: An Untold Account of Marina and Lee.
Echoes from a Memory performance
Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m.
$35 public | $30 members
Echoes from a Memory is an innovative concert of new music commissioned to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. Composed by Jesus J. Martinez, the work is comprised of five chapters, or “Echoes.” These Echoes detail five key events during Kennedy’s rise to the presidency, his administration and a fictionalized reflection of the Kennedy family’s dream of the future.
This special exhibition is included with Museum admission and is presented on the seventh floor. The main exhibit, John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation, is on the sixth floor.
Banners along President Kennedy’s motorcade route use historic images from the Museum’s collections, placed on the same street where the photograph was taken. The intent of this installation is to make passersby aware of the historic significance of these public spaces, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the assassination. Read more about the significance and banner installation here.
The Texas John F. Kennedy Resource Consortium was assembled by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in advance of the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The goal of the consortium is to provide a list of archives, collections and research institutions from across the state of Texas who maintain relevant collections or archives.
ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Hear more from the eyewitness voices featured in Two Days in Texas with links to their full oral history interviews.