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January 3rd, 2011
LBJ Museum to hold annual meeting Wednesday

STAFF REPORT

The board of directors for the Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos will hold its annual meeting Wednesday as it anticipates a landmark year for the museum.

The public is invited to the meeting, which will begin at the museum at 6:30 p.m.

Among the reports to be presented is an overview of plans – including a display of preliminary design work – for a second-floor renovation and the creation of archival storage and curation areas on the first floor. Board members and officers also will be elected for the 2011 calendar year.

The non-profit organization’s board holds its regular meetings on the first Wednesday evening of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. The annual meeting is traditionally held the first Wednesday evening in January.

“We are anticipating exciting events over the next six to eight months,” said board President Pat Murdock.  “Thanks to our local government leaders, we will be able to not only expand our exhibit space and create special auditorium, curation and archival areas, but we will have flexible space that we can make available for public use.”

Murdock said Frank Gomillion of Gomillion, Kester and Zimmerman, Inc., has worked with the museum board to develop design plans for the renovation work.

“Frank has provided a display of the general layout anticipated for the renovation and we would love to have the opportunity to show it to our friends and supporters,” Murdock said. “We appreciate everything Frank is doing, and we are very fortunate to have knowledgeable board members like Ted Breihan and Scott Gregson to serve on the facilities committee. And, of course, Ed Mihalkanin has been involved with the museum since the idea of creating one surfaced in 1997. He is invaluable.”

The LBJ Museum of San Marcos celebrates Johnson’s days in San Marcos as a student at Texas State, as well as his public school teaching career in the South Texas town of Cotulla. Texas State remains the only university in Texas to have graduated a U.S. President.

The museum is open to the public without charge from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tours and visits on other days of the week can be arranged by calling the museum at (512) 353-3300, Murdock at (512) 353-1943 or Bill Cunningham at (512) 393-8828.

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