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JFK Assassination Garage May Become a Museum

The Museum Board of Irving, Texas, is considering preserving the home of Ruth Paine, in whose garage Lee Harvey Oswald stored the gun that killed President Kennedy.

The house, on residential W. 5th Street, is where Marina Oswald, Lee's wife, lived in the months leading to the assassination. Lee didn't live there, but he did store his bolt-action Mannlicher-Carcano rifle in the garage. He picked it up and left with it on the morning that he shot JFK.

The Museum Board, according to a January 2 story in the Dallas Morning News, is considering turning the house and garage into a museum, or at least sticking an historical plaque into the lawn. Kim Short, the home's current owner, is reportedly open to the idea of a plaque, but closed to the idea of selling her house.


Ruth Paine House Museum

801 W. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX
Ruth Paine House Museum. Tours start at the Visitors Center on the third floor of the Irving Central Library, at 801 W. Irving Blvd. Visitors are then bussed to the house, which is at 2515 W. 5th St.
90 min. tours Tu-Sa; book in advance. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $12.
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