The Kennedy Detail
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Saturday, October 30, 2010


The Museum will open at 10 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010. Saturday, November 20 - 2 p.m.

Q&A and Book Signing with Clint Hill, Jerry Blaine and Lisa McCubbin Moderated by Museum Curator Gary Mack THE KENNEDY DETAIL JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence By Gerald Blaine with Lisa McCubbin Foreword by Clint Hill

After nearly 50 years under a "Code of Silence," many of the Secret Service agents serving on President Kennedy's detail when he was assassinated are speaking out. "The Kennedy Detail" (Gallery Books; November 2, 2010) is the only authoritative account of the events of that day from the men who were there to guard the president's life. Clint Hill, the agent who jumped on the back of the car immediately after the shooting and helped Jackie to her seat, has rarely contributed to any works on the assassination, until now. Program is free but seating reservations are required. To reserve your seat, email or call 214.747.6660. Museum parking is $5.


On November 22, 1963, the Texas School Book Depository building was the focus of world shock, grief, and outrage when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza. Twenty-six years later, John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation opened on the building's sixth floor, where significant evidence was found. Using nearly 400 photographs, 45 minutes of documentary films, and artifacts, this exhibition recreates the social and political context of the early 1960s, chronicles the assassination and its aftermath, and recognizes Kennedy's lasting impact on American culture.

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