Never-before-displayed artifacts in the Newseum exhibit include:
- The long-sleeve shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when he was arrested an hour and 20 minutes after the assassination.
- The jacket belonging to Oswald that police believe he discarded at a gas station after shooting Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit.
- The wallet Oswald was carrying at the time of his arrest and its contents, including his selective service card, military IDs, pictures of his family and his Fair Play for Cuba card.
- The blanket Oswald used to hide his rifle in the garage of a family friend near Dallas.
In addition to the items on loan from the National Archives, the exhibit will feature more than 100 rarely seen artifacts, including:
- The first UPI bulletin reporting that “three shots were fired” at the president’s motorcade.
- The typewriter Kennedy used aboard Air Force One.
- Radio logs recorded by the Dallas Police Department on the day of the assassination.
- The service revolver carried by Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who leapt aboard the presidential limousine after the shots were fired.
- Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal schedule for Nov. 21–22, 1963, marked in red pen with her handwritten notes.
- A drum used in Kennedy’s funeral procession in Washington.
Premier sponsorship support for “Three Shots Were Fired” has been provided by Altria Group and CBS.
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