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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 new perspectives of the event continue to be revealed. Case in point: The 2013 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 begin at the Ruth Paine House Museum Visitors Center on the third floor of the Irving Central Library, and then travels by van to the Paine house. 

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

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