Explore UT Day

Mar 05, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016
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On Saturday, March 5, 2016, the LBJ Presidential Library participated in The University of Texas at Austin's Explore UT Day. Held annually, Explore UT aims to inform students, parents, teachers, and community members from across the state about the importance of the public research institution and higher education in Texas. The day-long event invites Texans of all ages to experience robust research experiences, hands-on demonstrations and experiments, and participate in the richness of the university's scholarship and knowledge.

Exhibits On Display

A Letter to Coretta Scott King
View President Lyndon B. Johnson’s letter of condolence to Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, dated April 5, 1968, the day after Dr. King was assassinated. In the historic letter, Johnson expressed condolences and pledged that MLK's attacker would be found.

Artwork of Brian Washingon: The Continual Struggle
Join us to view Brian Washington's ongoing body of artwork, The Continual Struggle, a visual documentation of the Civil Rights Movement using art as a means of storytelling about the historical struggle against segregation and other race-based injustice.

Hats Off to LBJ!
Join us for a look at the various headwear worn by and gifted to President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. You'll discover everything from top hats to turbans in this collection.

LBJ's Presidency
This exhibit explores both domestic and foreign affairs during LBJ’s administration in the 1960s. Our exhibit space will guide you through LBJ’s presidency and legacy through images, artifacts, and interactive exhibits.

Life In The White House
Step into a replica of the Oval Office, enjoy the view from Lady Bird Johnson’s office, and learn about the Johnson family.

Lyndon Baines Johnson: His Life and Times
This exhibit will introduce you to President Johnson with a timeline of his life. You can pick up a telephone and hear LBJ making decisions, explore LBJ’s telephone conversations, and get some laughs with Animatronic LBJ’s storytelling.

Learn more about Explore UT.

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Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]


Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
[email protected]
(512) 721-0198


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