Texas house tied to Oswald opens to visitors

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Texas house tied to Oswald opens to visitors

The small, two-bedroom home in Irving, Texas, that once belonged to Ruth Paine, who had befriended Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife, Marina, and let her live there with her two daughters, has been preserved as the Ruth Paine House Museum.
Kevin Kendro, left, an archive coordinator for the city of Irving, Texas, demonstrates a projection technique called Pepper’s Ghost in the bedroom used by Marina Oswald at the Ruth Paine House Museum.
Shirley Smith, capital improvement program coordinator for the city of Irving, Texas, left, and building inspector Lawrence Crow talk in the kitchen at the Ruth Paine House Museum.
In her first public remarks in years, Ruth Hyde Paine told the Sonoma Valley Historical Society in Sonoma, Calif., about how she helped Lee Harvey Oswald land a job at the Texas School Book Depository from where he fired the bullets killing President John F. Kennedy in 1963. In the foreground is a photograph of Paine with the Oswald family taken the day after the assassination.

Texas house tied to Oswald opens to visitors

The small, two-bedroom home in Irving, Texas, that once belonged to Ruth Paine, who had befriended Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife, Marina, and let her live there with her two daughters, has been preserved as the Ruth Paine House Museum.
Kevin Kendro, left, an archive coordinator for the city of Irving, Texas, demonstrates a projection technique called Pepper’s Ghost in the bedroom used by Marina Oswald at the Ruth Paine House Museum.
Shirley Smith, capital improvement program coordinator for the city of Irving, Texas, left, and building inspector Lawrence Crow talk in the kitchen at the Ruth Paine House Museum.
In her first public remarks in years, Ruth Hyde Paine told the Sonoma Valley Historical Society in Sonoma, Calif., about how she helped Lee Harvey Oswald land a job at the Texas School Book Depository from where he fired the bullets killing President John F. Kennedy in 1963. In the foreground is a photograph of Paine with the Oswald family taken the day after the assassination.
If you go

RUTH PAINE HOUSE MUSEUM TOURS: Reservations must be made online in advance, cityofirving.org/museums/paine-house.asp. Participants meet at Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), for an exhibit, then travel by van to the house. Tours offered Tuesday-Saturday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Adults, $12; free for ages 11 and younger.

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