John F. Kennedy Assassination 60th Anniversary - Commemoration Walking Tour
John F. Kennedy Assassination 60th Anniversary – Commemoration Walking Tour. Hosted by Robert Kelleman – Dallas-Texas History & Culture
Let’s honor the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the 60th anniversary of his death: November 22, 1963.
We invite you to join us for a guided walking tour of Dealey Plaza and Downtown Dallas to learn about the John F. Kennedy assassination – all are welcome to attend including children.
The tour will take place both Friday evening, November 17 and Saturday morning, November 18 – join us for either or both tours.
Our tour does not include admission into the JFK 6th Floor Museum, but you are welcome to visit that on your own (links below).
We’ll also have additional John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy in-person and online programming – stay tuned for details.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials as JFK or by the nickname Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination near the end of his third year in office. Kennedy was the youngest person to assume the presidency by election. He was also the youngest president at the end of his tenure, and his lifespan was the shortest of any president. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his work as president concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, he represented Massachusetts in both houses of the U.S. Congress prior to his presidency.
John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was in the vehicle with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally’s wife Nellie when he was fatally shot from the nearby Texas School Book Depository by Lee Harvey Oswald. Governor Connally was seriously wounded in the attack. The motorcade was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where Kennedy was pronounced dead about 30 minutes after the shooting; Connally recovered.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a museum located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) in downtown Dallas, Texas, overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets. The museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of United States President John F. Kennedy and the life of Lee Harvey Oswald as well as the various conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination.
The museum’s exhibition area uses historic films, photographs, artifacts, and interpretive displays to document the events of the assassination, the reports by government investigations that followed, and the historical legacy of the tragedy. It is not meant to glorify the shooting in any way.
Sixth-Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Event Details …
Cost: FREE (donations accepted to support our non-profit community programs).
Parking: A variety of paid and free options throughout the area.
Meeting Point: In front of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (411 Elm Street). Look for your host Robert (tall and wearing a fedora-style hat) and a group of friendly people.
After the Event: TBD – Dinner?
What Are The Tours Like?
Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the event description, Google, or common sense, please let us know.
Your hosts for this program are Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations Dallas-Texas History & Culture and Washington, DC History & Culture.
Dallas-Texas History & Culture
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We look forward to seeing you – thanks!
202-821-6325 (text only)
(Saturday) 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
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