JFK EXHIBIT OPENS AT WASHINGTON'S NEWSEUM
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) The Newseum* located here in the Nation's Capital opens its new JFK exhibit on Friday, April 12, 2013, marking the 50th anniversary of the President's death.
The exhibit will actually feature two exhibits along with a Newseum produced documentary titled, "A Thousand Days."
"Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe," will, according to the Newseum website...
"recount the youthful glamour the Kennedy family brought to the White House House and highlight newsworthy moments of a Presidency cut short."
This exhibit, located on the Concourse, includes 70 images taken by Mr. Lowe, the negatives of which were lost in the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
The exhibit is sponsored exclusively by Nikon.
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"Three Shots Were Fired," located on Level 6, features the actual 8mm Bell & Howell Movie Camera that Abraham Zapruder used on November 22, 1963 to film JFK as he rode through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.
And for the first time on public display, the exhibit will include personal items belonging to Lee Harvey Oswald and which were confiscated by police at the time of his arrest.
These items include the longsleeve shirt he was wearing when he was arrested, the jacket he left behind at a gas station as he made his way to the Texas Theater, and the blanket that the Manlicher-Carcano he owned was wrapped in as it was stored at the Ft. Worth home of Ruth Paine.
Also, of interest, will be the service revolver carried by Secret Service agent Clint Hill as well as a typewriter JFK used on Air Force One.
These items are on loan to the Newseum by the National Archives and the exhibit is sponsored by Altria Group and CBS.
"A Thousand Days," a 16 minute Newseum produced documentary will be shown in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater which seats 120 people and features a screen 100 feet wide.
The Newseum ticket prices are $21.95 adults, $17.95 senior, $12.95 youth, and children under age 6 free.
The Newseum is open 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
*The Newseum, celebrating its 5th anniversary, is located between the Capitol & White House at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The building, designed by James Polshek, has 7 levels & 250,000 square feet.
The Newseum was founded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
Newseum's Hank Greenspun Terrace
overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue