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Statement on The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992

In July 2017, the National Archives began to release a portion of formerly withheld records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as part of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. Additional records are expected for release by October 26, 2017. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has no specific insight into these particular documents. We acknowledge that this additional information may have potential value to researchers and historians. The Museum’s mission is to help place into context the assassination of President Kennedy, and we anticipate the records release could lead to a broader understanding of the assassination and the time period.

On November 18, the Museum is hosting a public program, What Has the Government Been Hiding? 54 Years of Secrets & the Release of the JFK Records. Moderated by Dave Davies and featuring noted authors Larry Sabato and Philip Shenon, the timely topic of the JFK Records Collection Act and pending records release will be discussed.

For more information about the program, please visit https://www.jfk.org/event/jfk-records-release. For more information about the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act and The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection at the National Archives, see https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk.

Contact Information

Laurie Ivy
Marketing and Communications Manager
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
lauriei@jfk.org
Direct: 214.389.3046

About the Museum

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history.

Located at 411 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, the Museum is open Monday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are included with admission and available in eight languages, including ASL. For more information, visit jfk.org or call 214.747.6660.

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