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May 28th, 2009
LBJ Museum extends exhibit through the summer

STAFF REPORT

A multimedia exhibit called “Remembering LBJ and His Legacy: Local Reflections – An Oral History Project” has been extended through the summer at the LBJ Museum of San Marcos.

This is the first multimedia exhibit at the LBJ Museum, which opened on Dec. 6 2006. It includes oral history texts, photographs and an interactive kiosk of audio clips. Equipment and display panels were made possible by a Humanities Texas grant. The exhibit itself opened in August 2007.

Barbara Thibodeaux, a Wimberley historian, interviewed 48 individuals for the project. She recorded the words and thoughts of Johnson-era San Marcos community leaders, residents, Texas State alumni and friends of the late U.S. President.

“I convinced Museum Director Scott Jordan to extend the exhibit through a good part of the summer because so many people tell me that they still haven’t gone by the museum to see it, even though they’ve been ‘meaning to,'” said LBJ Museum Board President Pat Murdock.

Continued Murdock, “I heard it again before the weather shut down (the) Texas Natural Weekend on the square a couple of weeks ago. When you combine local community residents who are still ‘meaning to’ go see the exhibit with the many potential summer visitors to San Marcos, it just makes sense to extend it.”

The LBJ Museum is located on the courthouse square, in San Marcos. It is open from 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but contributions are accepted.

To arrange a special visit outside of normal hours, or for more information, contact Jordan at (512) 353-3300


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