On Thanksgiving Day it will have been 49 years (Nov. 22, 1963 - Nov. 22, 2012) since John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Kennedy was fatally wounded by a gunshot at 12:30 p.m. while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally and Connally's wife Nellie.
Kennedy's life and death are the subject of many theories and stories across the country and now, some of those stories are coming to Dublin.
On Saturday, the Dublin Historical Museum will host a program remembering Kennedy's life and assassination. Museum director Mary Yantis said the museum will open early on Saturday at 10 a.m. and be open until 5 p.m. The Kennedy program will begin at 2 p.m. and will feature audio and visual information as well as other memorabilia.
"Ben Pate, who works for a Dallas television station, and Julia Broussard will be on hand to provide footage of the Kennedys," she said. "Then we will have newspapers and magazines and other memorabilia for those who attend to see. There will also be a few others who will be telling their stories of that day and other memories."
The museum, located at 116 W. Blackjack Street in Dublin, will have the memorabilia on display all day. Admission to the museum is always free, as is the program on Saturday. Yantis said the staff will gladly accept donations for the museum, but are proud to offer programs like this one free of charge to anyone interested in joining them.