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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

San Marcos museum’s ’Spring Shindig’ coming up at LBJ’s Texas White House

Tickets are on sale for “Spring Shindig 2016: An LBJ Party” on Saturday, April 23 at the LBJ National Historic Park on the banks of the Pedernales River near Stonewall.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

LBJ Museum event offers ‘sneak peak’ at ‘Lady Bird: An Opera’

Texas State University performers will preview an original opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson as part of the LBJ Museum of San Marcos’ spring lecture.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Museum to inaugurate endowment with shindig at the LBJ Ranch

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

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Texas State honors LBJ and his landmark Higher Education Act

Fifty years later, university officials came together to celebrate the day Texas State’s most famous alumnus signed the Higher Education Act. The guest list included Luci Baines Johnson, youngest daughter of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Commentary: How ‘Selma’ misses the mark on my father’s Civil Rights record

In a guest commentary, LUCI BAINES JOHNSON writes, “While it is crucial to recognize that African-Americans' sacrifice and service were unparalleled, it is also important to know that they were not alone.”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Museum director skewers LBJ’s portrayal in ‘Selma’ movie

Despite its critical acclaim, the new movie Selma, which depicts the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson, is getting pushback from some in Johnson's home state.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

President invited to dedication of MLK, LBJ sculpture

WITH SLIDESHOW | President Obama and members of the King and Johnson families are among special guests on the invitation list for the unveiling in January of a sculpture honoring civil rights pioneers President Lyndon B. Johnson...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ JFK collection coming to San Marcos

With the 50th anniversary of president John F. Kennedy’s assassination on the horizon, True Vineyard Ministries and prolific Kennedy collector Frank Harvey are teaming up to bring a rare collection to San Marcos that will give viewers...

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Robert L. Hardesty, 1931 to 2013

At LBJ’s side, Robert L. Hardesty had front seat to history

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

City to break ground Jan. 21 on LBJ-MLK Crossroads

The city of San Marcos and the LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial Committee will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sculpture commemorating the civil rights legacy of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at...

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