"JFK Assassination 40th Anniversary" Top 5 Page for this destination Cultural Events Tip by keeweechic

Cultural Events, Dallas: 11 reviews and 18 photos


This date had significant value to Dallas' this was the 40th anniversary date of John F Kennedy's assassination. Large crowds gathered in Dealy Plaza to mark the time (12.30pm) when Lee Harvey Oswald shot the President. Visitors came from near and far to lay flowers and mementos at a makeshift shrine on the grassy knoll. The flag at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza was flown at half staff.

The Sixth Floor Museum opened a special exhibit of Jacques Lowe's Pictures. Lowe was the personal photographer for John and Robert Kennedy and more than 40,000 of his negatives were in vaults at the World Trade Centre in New York. They were all destroyed on 9/11 but fortunately he had saved contact sheets which were through modern technology were restored to become bigger-than-life displays.

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  • Updated Nov 23, 2003
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