Monday, November 4, 2013

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Offering up layers upon layers of cultural diversity is what Dallas is all about. It is, after all, a city of nuance and absolute fun regardless of the intention of your visit and stay in the city center. Organizing a personalized tour around the city can be a very big challenge mainly because there are too many historical buildings, cultural hotspots, museums, parks and traditional tourist attractions to hit for one single vacation. Many people organize their own Dallas charter bus tours around the city, though, so nothing is impossible.
When you are in Dallas, never miss the chance to stop by SIxth Floor MUseum at Dealey Plaza, even if you have to make it a quick bus rental Dallas stopover. So, one might ask what this museum is all is a small but extensive dedication to John F. Kennedy, one of the most important man in the history of America.
What makes this all the more important is the fact that on the day that Kennedy rode his motorcade through Dealey Plaza, on his way to Dallas Trade Mart, he was shot and moments after the shots were fired, someone spotted a lone gunman on the sixth floor of the plaza. Having known that, bus rental Dallas site is then commissioned and turned into a museum dedicated to educating the public about the life of this very important man.
Using tools like films, photographs, news reports, magazines, artifacts and documents, the museum highlights the assassination and the many reports that followed the event. It pays to know that the museum is completely funded by well-meaning individuals and corporations, as well as ticket sales.
We were quite surprised with the sheer number of documentation that was available here that can never be seen anywhere else. In fact, more documents, footages and photographs were produced and donated to the museum long after the event. For instance, back in 1999, Zapruder family contributed footages of moments before the assassination along with its copyrights. So, in order for anyone to see the footage, you would have to get in touch with the management of the museum before your bus rental Dallas visit.
Suffice to say, due to the museum’s unique theme, it remains to be one of the most popular tourist destinations (especially for foreigners) in North Texas. The sad fact is that most people do not remember or know (in person) about the event now - it has become a textbook story that students might learn about in books, the reality of which might not strike. Going through the exhibits makes the unfortunate historically significant event more real and the man, more of a real human being than an iconic figure.

1 comment:

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