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Q&A with The Sixth Floor Museum Curator Gary Mack

Bring your questions and theories to a free Q&A session with The Sixth Floor Museum Curator Gary Mack. Mr. Mack has been researching the Kennedy assassination since 1975, served as a consultant to the Museum since the planning stages in the early 1980s and joined the Museum staff in 1994.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza offers a monthly series of programs designed to educate, enlighten and engage the community.  The year-long series, titled “Meet the Museum,” covers a variety of topics ranging from JFK and the Dallas Civil Rights Movement to a Q&A with the Museum’s curator.

This event will be held Friday, October 8, 2010. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. and is free with paid admission to the Museum.

The Sixth Floor Museum is located at 411 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas.

The monthly “Meet the Museum” programs are a great way to connect with our community and educate our guests about the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.  Visit www.jfk.org for a complete list of 2010 programs.

Highly Recommend

Dallas Art News was fortunate enough to attend the last “Meet the Museum” event with photographer Bob Jackson and surprise guest Det. James Leavelle. We highly recommend The Sixth Floor Museum’s “Meet the Museum” events for anyone interested in the JFK assassination or the history of Dallas. These events are wonderfully presented by the Museum in a very historic environment.

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0 responses to “Q&A with The Sixth Floor Museum Curator Gary Mack”

  1. John Brower says:

    How could Oswald shoot Kennedy when he was seen in the lunch room minutes before the shooting and minutes after the shooting? Also he passed a paraffin test showing he didn’t shoot a rifle that day. The best evidence of the day was that 51 of the closest witnesses to the shooting said that shots came from the grassy knoll! So the question is with all this evidence known why do you have a museum saying Oswald did it?

    • Thanks for the question, John. This sounds like something for Mr. Mack to address. We hope you are at The Sixth Floor Museum this Friday. Cheers.

    • John, We contacted The Sixth Floor Museum and got the following response to your comment. This will be the only comment for this post we will get answered. We encourage everyone to attend this Friday’s Meet the Museum event with curator Gary Mack. We appreciate Mr. Mack taking the time to respond. – Dallas Art News

      Hi John,

      The Sixth Floor Museum deals with history, not theories. While you’ve done a good job of telling part of the story, the other side is much more compelling.

      A woman’s 1978 claim to have seen Oswald in the lunchroom a few minutes before the shooting is negated by a Depository employee who knew Oswald and told the 1964 investigators she was in the lunchroom at that time and Oswald wasn’t there.

      Oswald’s rifle was tested and it did not expel any nitrates or gases on the faces of those who fired it, so the negative paraffin test proved nothing.

      True, many eyewitnesses thought at least one of the shots may have come from the front, but more than three times that number identified the Book Depository as the source of all the shots. Experienced investigators know that eyewitness accounts are often inaccurate and in conflict with each other.

      The bottom line is that every investigation into the Kennedy assassination concluded Oswald killed President Kennedy and there’s no hard evidence of anyone else being involved. Like it or not, that’s history.

      Gary Mack
      Curator
      The Sixth Floor Museum