From January to April 2012 this quilt was on display at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, in an exhibit titled, "Campaigns & Commemoratives: Quilts for Presidents." - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections
For her entire life, Ms. Buckhanan lived in her family's home -- the same house where she was born in 1916 -- in Whitesboro, Texas, located approximately 70 miles north of Dallas. After the Museum received one of her John F. Kennedy memorial quilts in 2003, I embarked with my colleague Arlinda Abbott on a roadtrip to meet Ms. Buckhanan and record her oral history (2003.001.0005).
In addition to sharing her story of the Kennedy assassination, Ms. Buckhanan took the time to demonstrate her quilting technique and explain the process for those who might later watch the recording. Although she rarely visited Dallas, she made a special trip to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in 2003 to see her quilt on display as part of a local "Quilt Mania" event coordinated by the Quilters' Guild of Dallas. - Stephen Fagin, Curator