First Exhibit in 50 Years of Gov. John Connally’s Clothes Ends Next Friday
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 • Austin, TX • News Release
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites the public to visit a free exhibit of unique documents and artifacts that capture the unforgettable events in Dallas November 22-24, 1963. The exhibit comes to a close Friday, February 14.
Last October TSLAC unveiled Texas Investigates: the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B. Connally, which provides a look at how the State of Texas responded to this national tragedy through rigorous investigations by the Texas Attorney General and Texas Department of Public Safety.
A focal point of the exhibit is the suit of clothing Governor Connally wore that day and which indicates the positions of his injuries. In January 1964 the Governor donated his clothing to the State Archives where, due to public interest, it was displayed for a brief time. This exhibit is the first public viewing of the suit since March 30, 1964.
Other items on display include an aerial photograph detailing Oswald’s escape route, the 25-page Dallas Police Department inventory of items taken from Oswald after his arrest and confiscated from his residence, and a 1964 report by Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr that supplemented the federal government’s official Warren Commission report.
Texas Investigates is free and open to the public in the lobby of TSLAC’s Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building just east of the Capitol, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin.
Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, in January, the agency expanded its hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Second Saturday of each month throughout 2014.
The next Second Saturday is February 8. All are welcome to visit our three public service areas – the Texas State Archives, Texas Family Heritage Research Center, and the Reference and Information Center – as well as Texas Investigates on that day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.