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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.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Bartee Haile: Not even blindness could stop Gen. ‘Stovepipe’

The Texan earned his nickname after tricking a Yankee colonel into surrendering an Indiana town with two ‘Quaker Guns,’ fake cannons fashioned from stovepipes and charred logs

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...

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Remembering Camelot: Nonprofit to auction guided tour of Rwanda

A 10-day trip to Rwanda will be auctioned Saturday evening at the “Remembering Camelot” reception benefiting True Vineyard Ministries. The tour will be guided by the nonprofit’s founder and executive director, Diana Wiley, who has been...

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Remembering Camelot: Peace Corps official makes return to hometown

As the 35th president of the United States, one of John F. Kennedy’s first and most influential accomplishments was working with Congress to create the Peace Corps, which has sent more than 200,000 volunteers to serve in...

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