The shooting death of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago today forever changed a nation and opened five decades of conspiracy theories. While there is plenty of room for some to discuss the veracity of the Warren Commission report, here is a checklist of some of the must-see places on a visit to Dallas.
Lee Harvey Oswald spent his last night before allegedly assassinating President John F. Kennedy with wife, Marina, and friend, Ruth Paine, at Paine’s home. The home, restored to the look of that night, Nov. 21, 1963, opens Nov. 6, 2013 as the Ruth Paine House Museum. Events that unfolded at the home are taken from historical record and relived by actors through video projection.
WACO, Texas — The Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge are among the country’s most iconic spans, but so too is the 143-year-old Waco Suspension Bridge. While lesser known, the Waco Bridge opened to traffic in January 1870, making it roughly 13 years older than the more famous Brooklyn Bridge….
DALLAS — As the nation prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is looking to expand its collection of oral histories. The museum launched its Oral History Project in 1989 as a way to bring the…
Of the 13 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), chances are no one agrees with every statement or decision made by all 13 presidents. But, tourists would be remiss to skip the opportunity to visit the library of a president with whom they disagree.
Anyone looking to understand that day within the context of Dallas in 1963 must visit The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The museum, originally opened in 1989, tells not only the story of Kennedy’s assassination and the aftermath of his death, but puts into context Kennedy’s visit to Dallas.
DALLAS — A towering piece of twisted steel is enough to make anyone stop in his or her tracks. Visitor after visitor slowly reach out to put a hand on the steel, removed from the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. It provides a moment for reflection….
A Tennessee Republican wants to cut by 20 percent funding for Transportation Security Officer uniforms. A provision in the Fiscal Year 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill — pushed by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and supported by Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Carter, R-Texas — cuts taxpayer funding for screener uniforms…
On a quiet south Irving street, there is a home that blends in with those around it. With a past tied to tragedy, this house, steeped in history, has a story to tell. Now, the City of Irving is investing in its past—and its future. The home once belonged to…