Julie Fine, NBC 5 News
The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas was vandalized on Wednesday.
For the first time ever, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza was vandalized on Wednesday.
They are two brand new benches, under a newly covered walkway, and someone tagged the corners with a permanent marker.
“We have never had anything on our property before this,” said Executive Director Nicola Longford.
Someone found the markings early this morning. Longford thinks a person took cover there last night during the rain, and was bored. She believes this is an isolated incident, and the building wasn’t targeted.
There are cameras outside, but Longford didn’t comment on whether there is video for the investigation.
This November marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
To help with all the extra Dallas visitors, the museum added the new covered walkway, a bigger ticketing area and an improved gift shop. Longford says the museum also plans for added security.
“We are coordinating with the Mayor’s office and obviously the city of Dallas, and County Security,” Longford added.