The LBJ Museum here in San Marcos will be celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson’s 100th birthday in August with a special exibit in remembrance of the former President.”We are collaborating with Texas State to display the oral history that Texas State is gathering from those who knew LBJ…or are connected to him in whatever capacity,” explained museum director Scott Jordan. “We’re going to put bits and pieces, significant parts of the quotes that people say in their oral history, and display them on panels organized by about twelve themes. We’re also going to make audio clips of the actual interviews available on an interactive kiosk.”
LBJ began attending school here at Texas State, then Southwest Texas State Teachers’ College, in 1926 and, after dropping out and teaching in Cotulla for a year, returned to graduate in 1930. LBJ impacted countless lives and the LBJ Museum here in San Marcos is a testament to that fact.
“We have various photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, pieces of artwork, artifacts, and books relating to LBJ throughout his life and career; but we do try to focus on his formative years as a college student at Texas State,” said Jordan.
To find out more about LBJ or the museum, upcoming events, or scheduling a school event, stop by 131 N. Guadalupe Thursday or Friday between 1pm and 5pm, Saturday between 10am and 5pm, or Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. You can also call 512-353-3300, or go online to www.lbjmuseum.com.
By SARAH STEVENS