As I write this post, it is the dawn of a very sad day in American history. It is the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. With that said, I wanted to share our visit to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in his honor. It was eye opening and very sad. I wasn’t born yet when he was assassinated, but my mom and grandma have told me stories about remembering where they were and what they were doing when they heard he was killed. Not surprisingly, that day will still probably elicit memories from people here in the US and around the world. The Sixth Floor Museum is full of such stories, and examines the life, times, death, and legacy of President Kennedy. This is done by using 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 national tragedy. The museum was founded by the Dallas County Historical Foundation, and opened its doors on Presidents’ Day, February 20, 1989.
After we left the museum we made our way over to check out the grassy knoll and the John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza. The memorial is located on Market Street between Main and Commerce. Dedicated in 1970, it was designed by Philip Johnson as a cenotaph, or “open tomb,” to symbolize the freedom of President Kennedy’s spirit. It was very touching and special to be able to see this little bit of hope from such a tragedy. They did a very good job. Here is a link to their website with hours and pricing.
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