This featured 2019 softcover edition includes a new preface by author and Museum Curator Stephen Fagin.
Fagin's title is our official Museum history. To tell the story, he draws heavily from our Collections, historic photographs and Oral History Project contributions, as well as original exhibit content development and correspondence from our Institutional Archives.
The book highlights the decades-long work of people determined to create a museum that commemorates a president and recalls the drama and heartbreak of November 22, 1963. Fagin narrates the work of cultivating the support of influential citizens and convincing boards and committees of the importance of preservation and interpretation.
Today, The Sixth Floor Museum helps visitors to interpret the depository and Dealey Plaza as a monument to an unforgettable American tragedy.
One of the most popular historic sites in Texas, it is a place of reflection, of remembrance for older visitors, and of education for the growing number of younger visitors unfamiliar with the events the museum commemorates.
Like the museum itself, Fagin's book studies a community's confrontation with tragedy and explores the ways we preserve and learn from the past.