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Where to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the JFK assassination

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the JFK assassination brings a series of events to Dallas, where history changed on Nov. 22, 1963. As interest remains high, various activities leading up to the anniversary include films, exhibits, author talks, and more.


Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza: Explore the museum in the former Texas School Book Depository, where Lee Harvey Oswald's sixth-floor perch is believed to be. Exhibits like "Two Days in Texas" revisit Kennedy's 1963 trip, and a permanent display, "John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation," provides historical context. Author Darwin Payne discusses his book on Nov. 17.

Speakers at the Allen Public Library: On Nov. 16 and 17, the library hosts presentations, including "JFK and Officer Tippit Murdered" and "Oswald: Lone Nut or Intelligence Operative," both also livestreamed.

'City of Hate: Dallas and the Assassination': An updated screening of Quin Matthews' documentary on Nov. 18 explores Dallas' political scene before Kennedy's visit and the city's reputation afterward.

An Evening of Conversation: Ruth Paine and Thomas Mallon: On Nov. 20, Ruth Paine discusses her life before and after the assassination with author Thomas Mallon, benefiting the preservation of the Ruth Paine House Museum.

'JFK 60: Selections from the JFK/Dallas Police Department Collection': Original documents and items from the Dallas Police Department's investigation will be on exhibit at Dallas City Hall from Nov. 20 to Dec. 8.

11-22-63: JFK 60 Day at the Texas Theatre: On Nov. 22, the Texas Theatre hosts free lobby tours and a special exhibit, with ticketed events including film screenings and a staged reading re-creating Warren Commission interviews.

Dallas Municipal Archives Event at Top Ten Records: On Nov. 22, Dallas Municipal Archives hosts an event at Top Ten Records, exploring events in Oak Cliff on that day.

For more details and additional events, visit the respective websites or sources provided.

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