The First Lady’s Gallery

The Lady Bird Special
Introduction to First Lady's Gallery exhibit
The early years of Lady Bird and LBJ

December 22, 1998, Lady Bird Johnson's 86th birthday, marked the opening of a new permanent exhibit at the LBJ Library and Museum about the former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. The First Lady's Gallery is a portrait of Mrs. Johnson's legacy as a humanitarian, an unofficial diplomat, and a champion of the environmental movement. The First Lady's Gallery exhibit in the LBJ Library closed in July 2012. We hope you enjoy this online presentation.

Click on the first image to view the complete slideshow. Read a transcription of the video, narrated by Catherine Robb, and listen to an intimate telephone conversation between LBJ and Lady Bird.

Then & Now

Did You Know…

Liz Carpenter, a campaign aide who would later become Lady Bird's press secretary, wrote the 58-word speech that Johnson delivered after President Kennedy was assassinated. [LBJ Library photo by Robert Knudsen. #D1112-10]

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