Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building in downtown Dallas, Texas. It has an overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets. The museum boasts it examines the life, times, death, and legacy of the late President John F. Kennedy. The museum is located in the historic spot where Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed the President.
The museum exhibits historic films, artifacts, photographs, and interpretative displays to all the documents of the events of the assassination, reports, government investigations, as well as the legacy of the tragedy. It was founded by the Dallas County Historical Foundation and opened on President’s Day, February 20, 1989.
Features the life, assassination, and the whole legacy of John F. Kennedy within the context of 1960s culture and history. The rich multi-media experience encourages cross-generation communication to foster interest, deep understanding, and knowledge of the JFK legacy.
The Early 1960s
The introductory section outlines the major and social movements as well as political events of the 1960 period. Thought-provoking images, short videos, artifacts where it presents insights into JFK’s legacy, his family, and also the major issues during his administration.
The Corner Staircase
This space is one of the two evidentiary areas on the sixth floor and also recreated from the crime scene photographs that were taken on November 22, 1963. On the display, you will see an Italian-made Mannlicher-Carcano rifle that was identical to the one that was found in the northwestern corner of the sixth floor by the investigators. Bed Bug Exterminator Dallas
The Corner Window
On November 22, 1963, as the motorcade has reached the Dealey Plaza, shots were fired and struck the president as well the Texas Governor John Connally. Dallas law enforcement then initiates a search of the Texas School Book Depository. Within the whole forty-five minutes, three spent cartridge shells were found within a “sniper’s perch” in the southeast corner of the sixth floor. Today, the evidentiary space has been accurately recreated based on crime scene photographs. It is also allowing visitors to have an overlooking Dealey Plaza that provides a unique and educational perspective of the historic site.
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Members enjoy the best of the Museum! By joining as a member, you have access to a robust series of benefits and advance notice of enriching and compelling programs. Plus, you’ll play a key role in supporting the work of the Museum in connecting the past to the present for students, families, and visitors.
Address: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX
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