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Events and exhibitions commemorating the Kennedys’ 1963 Texas visit continue to develop at press time. For commemorations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, see the website of the Sixth Floor Museum, which maintains an updated calendar. Events include lectures, author readings, photography exhibits, panel discussions, film screenings, and theater performances.
On Friday, November 22, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will lead a solemn observance in Dealey Plaza, celebrating the life, legacy, and leadership of President Kennedy. Tickets were allocated in July, but several locations downtown will broadcast the event; see www.50thhonoringjohnfkennedy.com.
The Central Fort Worth Public Library will host the exhibition JFK in Fort Worth: A Lasting Impression through December 6. Photos and artifacts cover the President’s visit to Fort Worth, Lee Harvey Oswald’s connection to Fort Worth, and the history of the city’s JFK Tribute park. Call 817/392-7740.
Also in Fort Worth, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy through January 12, 2014. The exhibition includes 16 of the 18 artworks placed in the Kennedys’ room at the Hotel Texas for their stay on November 21. Call 817/738-1933.
Through December 31, The Central Dallas Public Library will exhibit items including transcripts of Dallas Police Department radio activity from November 22, 1963, examples of press coverage, invitations to events Kennedy was to attend in Dallas and Austin after the motorcade through Dallas, and other materials.
Commemorations will also take place in other Texas cities, including Houston, where on November 21, Houston’s Council 60 of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will hold a reception honoring the Kennedys’ appearance at a LULAC event at the Rice Hotel. See