[LBJ Library photo #DIG13447-004 by Lauren Gerson]

New exhibit takes another look at the President’s legacy

Dec 17, 2012

by Michael Barnes

[posted on Saturday, Dec. 15 by Austin American Statesman]

This week, Austin meets a new museum. Or at least a museum that will seem completely fresh when the LBJ Presidential Library opens its new $11 million permanent exhibition.

Officials plan to cut the ceremonial ribbons at 10 a.m. Saturday on the centennial of Lady Bird Johnson’s birth. Musicians will play, authors will sign books. The public will be able to explore free of charge three floors of new material and the library will remain open, as usual, until 5 p.m.

Some elements will appear familiar to anyone who has visited the white monolith of a structure on the University of Texas campus since it was dedicated in 1971. read more