The State Dinner. [LBJ Library photo #DV1_1875 by David Valdez]

LBJ Library dinner rings in redesigned main exhibit

Dec 03, 2012

by Michael Barnes

[posted on statesman.com at 11:00 p.m. on 11-28-12]

News flash: Austinites spend the holidays with their families.

The mad fall rush to socialize in public with strangers, acquaintances and friends subsides in December, when private family affairs appear more seemly.

There are bright exceptions. The LBJ Library and Museum serves a 1960s-style State Dinner to help toast its new 21st-century main exhibition (Dec.1). The redesigned high-tech exhibit opens to the general public with a big celebration starting at 10 a.m. Dec. 22, which would have been Lady Bird Johnson’s 100th birthday. Events include music, a birthday cake, book signings and tours. read more