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Museum to inaugurate endowment with shindig at the LBJ Ranch

COVER: Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson at his Stonewall ranch in August 1972. PHOTO by FRANK WOLFE/LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Lyndon Baines Johnson’s daughters will serve as honorary chairs of a new endowment to support the LBJ Museum of San Marcos, located in the city where the future president spent formative years as a student at Southwest Texas State Teachers College.

The Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson Endowment will raise money to fund acquisitions and improvements at the museum, located at 131 N. Guadalupe St. in downtown San Marcos. Former First Daughters Luci Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb are honorary co-chairs of the endowment.

To inaugurate the endowment, the LBJ Museum of San Marcos will host “Spring Shindig 2016: An LBJ Party” at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23 on the grounds of the Texas White House at the LBJ National Historical Park in Stonewall.

The event will showcase performances by country singer Michael Martin Murphey with opening performances by Ryan Scott Travis, Jan Seides, and other guests. The event will be catered by Kent Black’s Barbecue with wine and beer tastings from Hill Country vineyards and breweries.

Sponsorships for the fundraiser are available now. For information, contact organizer Suzanne Perkins by phone at 830-385-1645 or by email here.

CORRECTION 4:30 p.m. DEC. 11: Luci Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb are honorary chairs of the Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson Endowment, not as hosts of the “Spring Shindig” fundraiser on April 23.