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New exhibit of JFK assassination opens in Austin

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A new exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum in Austin is expected to draw big crowds on Friday.

The museum will debut its exhibit that highlights the events surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963 from then-Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson's perspective, and the events that followed.

The interactive exhibit features newspaper articles, clothes worn by LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson, the Catholic Missal Johnson put his hand on as he gave the oath of office aboard Air Force One, and even a personal letter from Jacqueline Kennedy to Johnson following the funeral procession.

"We wanted to show folks who didn't live through that tie how tragic it was and wanted folks who do remember that time to go back to where they were on that day and remember those things," said Mark Updegrove, LBJ Library and Museum Director.

The exhibit also addresses conspiracies surrounding JFK's assassination and the controversial Warren Commission Report.

Interviews and other artifacts from the day can be seen at The library will open its doors at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.

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