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Saturday, Apr. 11th 2015


CSI 1963: Voices from the Dallas Crime Scene Search Unit

1. The program begins with an introduction to the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22 1963, the founding of the Museum and the organization's collections.
2. Get a rare, live glimpse out of the former Texas School Book Depository's "corner window" where eyewitnesses saw a rifle after shots were fired and beneath which three shell casings were found by investigators.
3. Participants are introduced to the events of November 22, 1963: President Kennedy's arrival and motorcade through Dallas, and his subsequent assassination.
4. Presenters share photographs, films, oral history quotes, artifacts and documents related to evidence found in the first 24 hours after the assassination by Lt. Carl Day and his team of investigators, including Lt. Day's actual Crime Scene Kit.
5. Participants are encouraged to examine this material and assess how it both reinforces and undermines the argument that Lee Harvey Oswald was the president's assassination.

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John F. Kennedy and the Dallas Civil Rights Movement

Discover how President Kennedy's legacy continued to have an effect on the Dallas Civil Rights Movement long after 1963. Through speeches, photographs, oral history testimony and documents in the Museum's collection, the Dallas story is connected to the national struggle for equality, and students draw conclusions about how the movement plays a role in their lives today.

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Living History

Connect your students with "living history", as they interact with the eyewitnesses, law enforcement officials, journalists, physicians and others with direct memories of the Kennedy assassination. Students become oral historians as they ask questions of these special guests. Every Living History presentation includes historic photographs, films or artifacts that make the events come alive for your students.

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Making the Past Present: A Living History with Educator and Musician, Scott Garbe

October 16th 10 am (CST) What do music, drama, Canada and the band The Cowboy Junkies have to do with the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza? Find out when Scott Garbe, our special Living History guest, shares how President Kennedy influenced him growing up, and how a visit to The Sixth Floor Museum inspired him to write an entire album about the Kennedy Assassination from different people's points of view. (Mr. Garbe is a high school Drama and English teacher in Canada.)

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Marketing the Candidates: Objects from the 1960 & 1964 Campaigns

Special Program November 6 at 9:00 am How did people advertise their choice of Presidential candidate in the early 1960's and how has that changed in the past 50+ years? Connect with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza as the Curator of Collections and Educator share some recent acquisitions from the 1960 and 1964 election years, and discuss how these two campaigns were pivotal in 20th Century history and politics! Collections include pins, flyers, and other objects from both elections, as well as photographs from the Museum's collections.

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Resistance in Dallas: Civil Rights and Kennedy's Legacy

One of the longest and most prominent civil rights demonstrations in Dallas occurred at the downtown Piccadilly Cafeteria from May 30 to July 2, 1964. Despite the presence of peaceful protestors for 28 consecutive days, cafeteria management would not permit African-American customers to order food until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. Through photographs, oral histories, speeches and documents from The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, find out how African American protesters used the assassination of President Kennedy as inspiration for their freedom struggle and how Dallas' desegregation efforts connected to the national effort to secure civil rights.

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The Art of History: JFK and The Paintings of Bernadine Stetzel

What happens when we use memory to tell a story, paint a picture or record history? Find out in this interactive, minds-on program using the paintings of folk artist and memory painter Bernadine Stetzel and historic photographs, paintings and written accounts from The Sixth Floor Museum's collections. Participants will explore the concepts of history, art and memory by comparing and contrasting some of Mrs. Stetzel's 71 paintings of President John F. Kennedy's life and legacy with photographs of President Kennedy from the Museum's collection.

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