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JFK Limousine Silences Visitors At The Henry Ford

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

All this week, WDET is presenting stories about the intersection of President Kennedy and Metro Detroit in advance of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

The limousine that President Kennedy rode in through downtown Dallas -- that sped off to Parkland Hospital after he was shot in November 1963 -- is on display at The Henry Ford in Dearborn.

It’s an artifact that reminds museum patrons that the assassination wasn’t a dream and isn’t ancient history.

Donna Braden is the Curator of Public Life at the Henry Ford. She spoke with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn about the car’s journey from presidential limousine to museum exhibit.