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August 3rd, 2010
LBJ Museum to feature '60s night


Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as President of the United States on Air Force One, Nov. 22, 1963.


Museums are, by nature, a glimpse of the past. But on Friday, the Lyndon  Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos, 131 North Guadalupe Street, will become more like Irwin Allen’s Time Tunnel as it once again brings the 1960s to life with its second annual “60’s Night at the Museum.”

Last year’s fundraiser proved surprisingly successful as attendees wore 1960’s garb, listened to the music of the era and answered trivia questions, raising around $2,000 in needed funding.

“All those who are planning to attend who consider themselves ’60s “experts” should get ready for some tough trivia questions,” said museum board president Pat Murdock. “With museum operations manager Bill Cunningham and San Marcos native Jane Hughson drafting the trivia questions this year, there’s no way you can predict what they might be. I think astute ‘BISMs’ (residents Born In San Marcos) may have an advantage.”

The program for the event will have two musical sets featuring local musician HalleyAnna Finlay and the Janis Joplinesque renditions of Cheryl Murdock. There will also be a two-part fashion show. A selection of artifacts of the music, literature, movies and television from the era will be on display.  Attendees are not required to dress for the era, but are invited to do so.

The popular trivia games will feature questions based on the politics and culture of the 1960s in San Marcos and the world in general. Prizes for the games have been contributed by local merchants.

Wine, coffee, cheese, crackers and brownies will be served. The brownies, however, will be of the contemporary variety. The evening’s festivities will go from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets for the time-bending event are $25 and may be purchased at the museum, from members of the board of directors, at Sundance Records, 202 University Drive, or at Wake the Dead Coffee House, 1432 RR 12.

Regular museum hours are 10-5 Thursday-Saturday. The museum will be closed on Friday during the day to set up for the event.

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