Ford Museum exhibits JFK’s limo

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death November 18-22 with an exhibit of the limousine he was driving in when he was killed.

TV newsman Dan Rather and retired Secret Service man Clint Hill will give talks.

Tickets are a pricey $50, but museum admission is free on November 22.

7 thoughts on “Ford Museum exhibits JFK’s limo”

  1. The limo was a crime scene that was corrupted even before it left Dallas. Then it was completely ripped apart and rebuilt.
    It was a crime scene and a virtual “Ford’s Theater on wheels” that was purposefully and completely destroyed — IMO, a premeditated, deliberate and diabolical act.
    To place it on display as JFK’s limo without telling the whole story will be to knowingly deceive the viewer.

    1. I agree. A study of those involved with Ford and the Ford Foundation during that period reveals a good deal about corporate America, philanthropy, the military, and the burgeoning influence of private think tanks behind the war machine that co-opted The United States in the decades following the assassination. The limousine is a symbol of that insidious transformation from democracy to empire.

        1. Photon, those are your words, not mine.

          I said, in essence:
          “A study of those involved with Ford and the Ford Foundation . . . . . the war machine that co-opted The United States in the decades following the assassination. The limousine is a symbol . . . . . ”

          I will note that Robert McNamara came to the Defense Department from Ford and that John McCloy sat on board of the Ford Foundation among other more obscure, but influential nonetheless, individuals.

    2. Also, the limo was treated much the same as the rest of the scene of the crime which involved the block of Elm Street that was contaminated only hours after the assassination.

  2. That car has been so rebuilt after the assassination, including even a new windshield to replace the one with a bullet hole in it, that it’s like you’re looking at only a shadow of the real car. I have been to the museum and seen it firsthand. LBJ had that car spirited out of D.C. (after Arlington Glass Co. replaced the windshield) that nobody got a chance to see it, even though it was a crime scene. Only a few photos in the White House basement exist, and they aren’t very inclusive, just a few angles, and kind of dark lighting.

  3. Dan Rather? What a hack! He lied after viewing the Zapruder film. Moved up through the news ranks as a “thank you” for it, too.

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