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Museum Announces New Daytime Program SeriesDALLAS/December 31, 2009—Continuing its long tradition of community outreach, engagement and learning, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza announced a new daytime series of monthly programs, "Meet the Museum," will begin January 8, 2010, with Voices: An Oral History of November 22, 1963. Featuring more than 60 photographs and 35 firsthand accounts from the Museum collections, the inaugural program transports visitors back to the dramatic events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Held on the second Friday of each month, "Meet the Museum" programs begin at 11:30 a.m. and are free with paid admission to the museum.
Future programs include a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Bob Jackson, an introduction to the museum's new Reading Room, a presentation about local civil rights activists in the 1960s and a rare glimpse at scrapbooks from around the world commemorating President Kennedy's life and death.
Reservations are not required for most programs, and more information can be found at www.jfk.org/go/events or by calling 214-747-6660. The Museum is located on the sixth and seventh floors of the former Texas School Book Depository at 411 Elm Street. Admission is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for seniors (65+) and youth (6-18) and, for children five and under, free or $3.50 with the audio guide.
About the Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets and supports the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Located at 411 Elm Street in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, the Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 12 to 6 p.m. Monday. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are available in seven languages and a youth version is available in English. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214-747-6660.
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