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Living History with Gretchen Coben

July 26, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2002.040.0004 Phil Willis Slide #4 (Willis 2)

Join Museum Curator Stephen Fagin for a special Living History program featuring special guest Gretchen Coben. Coben was a Dallas social worker in 1963. She observed the Kennedy motorcade and witnessed part of the assassination from the second-floor balcony of the Old Red Courthouse in Dealey Plaza. She and a coworker ran towards the Texas School Book Depository in the immediate aftermath. Recorded June 15, 2007, and September 19, 2023.


Gretchen recorded an Oral History for the Museum on Recorded June 15, 2007, and September 19, 2023.


Be sure to visit the seventh floor of the Museum, where the special exhibition Two Days in Texas is on display. Experience the story of President John F. Kennedy’s two-day trip through Texas with rarely seen objects and eyewitness interviews from each city the president visited, including Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas. Each Friday during the exhibitions run, Museum staff host a special gallery talk at 1:00 p.m., offering an in-depth look beyond the exhibition. On the last Friday of each month, the Museum welcomes individuals with a direct connection to Two Days in Texas for a Living History program with Curator Stephen Fagin.


You can view past Living History programs related to the special exhibition on the Museum’s YouTube Channel.


Can’t make it in July? Mark your calendars for next month: Friday, August 30, 1:00 p.m. | Living History with motorcade spectators Johnny Rincon, Richard Clark, and Lisa Hembry



July 26, 2024
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75202 United States
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