The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza’s yearlong Living History Series continues this month with a discussion with former Associated Press political reporter Walter Mears. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will present on the Museum’s seventh floor at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13, and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14.
Mears was a reporter for the Associated Press for more than 40 years and covered every presidential election from 1960 to 2000. He was also one of the Boys on the Bus that covered the 1972 presidential election between Richard Nixon and George McGovern. Mears has been inducted in the Associated Press Hall of Fame and is considered to be “the most influential political writer of his time.” He is the author of The Kennedy Brothers (2009).
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, pending availability.
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.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets 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 downtown Dallas, the Museum is open Monday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are included with admission and available in a variety of languages. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214.747.6660.