Free Admission for LBJ’s Birthday

Aug 27, 2017

Sunday, Aug. 27
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
LBJ Presidential Library

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Bring the whole family to the LBJ Presidential Library on Sunday, Aug. 27 to celebrate what would have been President Johnson's 109th birthday. We’ll be offering free admission, birthday cake, and refreshments!

Exhibitions Currently On View

  • Deep in the Vaults of Texas: A Campus Collaboration brings together diverse artifacts from archives, museums, and repositories across The University of Texas at Austin campus. The exhibition showcases items from a wide range of time periods and locations and underscores the richness and depth of the university's holdings – from early Texas arrowheads to Renaissance paintings to Jazz Age memorabilia.
  • The On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting exhibition examines the cultural legacy of the Public Broadcasting Act, signed by President Johnson in 1967, by highlighting the classic television shows and radio programs of PBS and NPR. Several iconic artifacts from beloved programs are featured, including Sesame Street puppets (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Count von Count); Mister Rogers' sweater and sneakers; and, an original painting by Bob Ross, the host of The Joy of Painting.

    There are also opportunities to take photos with the Sesame Street puppets as well as in front of iconic Sesame Street backdrops. We invite you to share your photo with us on social media using the hashtag #LBJOnTheAir!

Location & Parking
The LBJ Library is located at 2313 Red River St. Free visitor parking is available in lot #38, located directly off Red River St.

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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]

Please be aware that LBJ Presidential Library events may be filmed and/or photographed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the LBJ Library to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the Library, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.