The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza’s yearlong Living History Series continues in August with Dr. Thomas McConnell. A Dallas native, Dr. McConnell was Medical Officer of the Day at the Pentagon on November 22, 1963. After President Kennedy’s assassination, he was assigned duties at the White House, the U.S. Capitol and Arlington National Cemetery during the weekend that followed.
The program will be presented on Saturday, August 24, at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for the program only or included with paid Museum admission. Advance tickets are available at www.jfk.org through noon Friday. Remaining tickets will be available at the Ticket Sales desk on the day of the program. Dr. McConnell will be signing his book, Dead Wrong; And Other Episodes From a Life in Medicine, following the program.
The Living History Series is one of many special exhibits, programs, enhancements and collaborations the Museum is planning in commemoration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination in November. The monthly series links the past to the present through firsthand accounts from reporters, law enforcement officials, doctors, military personnel and everyday citizens who witnessed the assassination or other historic events of the early 1960s. Each of the 15 presenters in the monthly series has contributed to The Sixth Floor Museum’s ongoing Oral History Project. The collection includes more than 1,100 candid, informal interviews that recount the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, the history and culture of Dallas, and the 1960s. Anyone with vivid memories of President Kennedy, the assassination or other historic events of the era are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute to the collection.
The Sixth Floor Museum is located at 411 Elm Street in Dallas’ Historic West End. For more information, go to www.jfk.org or call 214.747.6660.