City of Dallas marks 60th anniversary of JFK assassination with exhibits and events 

City of Dallas marks 60th anniversary of JFK assassination with exhibits and events 

Behind the Scenes, Covering the JFK Assassination 

Friends of the Municipal Archives speaker event with Darwin Payne  

6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21
Ridgewood-Belcher Recreation Center
6818 Fisher Rd, Dallas, TX 75214   

Join the Friends of the Dallas Municipal Archives as we celebrate the release of journalist and author Darwin Payne’s new memoir. This is an exclusive fundraiser event by the Friends of the Dallas Municipal Archives and will include a conversation with the author and a very rare opportunity to view close-up original Dallas Police Department JFK investigation documents and photographs. Mr. Payne will also be available to sign books. Limited supply of books onsite, outside books welcome. Suggested $20 donation at the door. 

JFK 60: Selections from the John F. Kennedy/Dallas Police Department Collection of the Dallas Municipal Archives 

Nov. 20 to Dec. 8
8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Monday through Friday when City Hall is open
Dallas City Hall Lobby 
1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX 75201  

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Dallas Municipal Archives will display original documents, photographs and objects associated with the Dallas Police Department’s investigation of the incident. The exhibit, in the City Hall lobby, will highlight the processes and methods of crime scene investigation and reporting in use in 1963. 

Dallas Municipal Archives event at Top Ten Records 

1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023
Top Ten Records 338 W Jefferson Blvd 
DALLAS, Texas 75208

 Meet City Archivist John Slate and Assistant City Archivist Kristi Nedderman at Top Ten Records to learn about Oak Cliff’s many connections to the events of November 22, 1963. View original and facsimile Dallas Police Department documents and photographs and learn about their preservation and care. 

Exhibit at Texas Theatre

November 20, 2023
Texas Theater
231 Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208 

Reproductions of documents and photographs connected to the historic Texas Theatre, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the Dallas Police Department John F Kennedy Collection of the Dallas Municipal Archives. 

City of Hate: Dallas and the Assassination 

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library 
1515 Young Street 
Dallas, TX 75201 

In remembrance of the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 23, 1963, filmmaker Quin Mathews and the Dallas Public Library present an updated version of his 2013 documentary film, City of Hate: Dallas and the Assassination.  

The film will be introduced by director Quin Mathews with time for Q&A after the film.  Join us in the first floor Auditorium in the Central Library for this special presentation! 

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Dallas Public Library. 

Two Days in Texas Special Exhibit  

Nov. 8, 2023, to June 16, 2024
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75202 

Organized by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Two Days in Texas is a special exhibition revisiting President Kennedy’s 1963 trip to Texas through eyewitness accounts and his own words. This exhibition takes a new approach to telling the story of the assassination by tracing the President’s footsteps through each of the cities on his last presidential tour. In commemorating 60 years since the tragic assassination, Two Days in Texas reflects on the President’s time in Texas and the experiences of everyday Texans who he encountered through the perspective of today. 


500X Gallery and Lillian Bradshaw Gallery (Dallas Central Library)
1515 Young Street | Dallas, TX 75201
Nov 22, 3 to 5 p.m.

Art Exhibition Henk Lammers in Dallas and Almelo What do seven lines of text, each with the same 15 letters, but in varying order, say about seven iconic images? On November 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was shot dead. The Dutch artist Henk Lammers, born the same day, has made seven paintings from iconic photographs around Lee Harvey Oswald with accompanying text. These words function as a key, open to multiple interpretations. The exhibitions at the Dallas Library and 500X Gallery will be projections with text interplay. This art project looks from an unusual angle at history and encourages young and old people to continue to puzzle. 

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