Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, a small suburban home in Irving and those living there were caught up in the whirlwind surrounding the tragedy. Half a century later, the historic home has been restored to its 1963 look and opened as a multimedia museum to tell the story of the events that occurred there. In 2009, the City of Irving purchased the house to insure its historic integrity and opened it as a museum in 2013. Visitors are guided through the home where they get a sense of the time and place where historic events occurred.
The interactive docent led tours last about 90 minutes and originate from the Irving Central Library, and guests are transported to the Paine House.