Sixth Floor Museum adds Oswald's wedding ring to exhibit

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Posted: Oct 20, 2015 4:55 PM
Sixth Floor Museum adds Oswald's wedding ring to exhibit

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas museum that tells the story of President John F. Kennedy's death has acquired his assassin's wedding band.

Lee Harvey Oswald's ring, left on a dresser the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, went on display Tuesday at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The ring is the first personal item belonging to Oswald the museum has acquired.

Associate Curator Stephen Fagin says the ring offers a "tantalizing window" into Oswald's mindset.

After being turned over to the Secret Service, the ring spent decades in a lawyer's files before being returned to Oswald's widow, who sold it at auction in 2013 to an anonymous buyer for $108,000.

Museum officials say they got the ring around the time of the auction, but declined to specify how they acquired it.