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Irving home where Oswald stayed before JFK assassination to open as museum

Written by , published November 5, 2013

It may seem like the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy has been dissected in every manner imaginable. But the assassination's pending 50th anniversary on November 22 continues to reveal new perspectives of the event. Case in point: Wednesday's opening of the Ruth Paine House Museum, the suburban Irving home where Lee Harvey Oswald stayed the night before he shot Kennedy.

Ruth Paine, a suburban housewife, lived in the home at the time and had allowed Oswald’s wife,  Marina, to live there with her two young daughters. The City of Irving purchased the home in 2009, restored it to its 1963 appearance, and added multimedia exhibits about the time period.

Tours of the Ruth Paine House begin at the Irving Central Library, and then travel by van to the Paine house. Tickets cost $12 and must be reserved in advance.

Read more about the Ruth Paine House project in this story by Jamie Stengle for The Associated Press.

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