LBJ Library and Museum Celebrates Austin Museum Day

Sep 16, 2002

Children's musician Joe McDermott will provide the songs and LBJ's daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, will give voice to Dr. Seuss' timeless words on saving the environment as the LBJ Library and Museum celebrates Austin Museum Day on Sunday, September 22, 2002.

At 1:30 p.m., McDermott will bring his clever lyrics and unmatched enthusiasm to the LBJ Library and Museum's Great Hall that is sure to have audiences young and old clapping their hands and singing along. At 2:00 p.m., Mrs. Robb will read Dr. Seuss' classic tale on saving the environment, The Lorax. Mrs. Robb has been heavily involved in the effort to improve children's literacy through the national Reading Is Fundamental program.

The Austin Museum Day celebrations focus on the exhibit LBJ on Display: Highlights from the Museum's Collection, which runs through September 29, 2002. In addition to the original Dr. Seuss artwork from The Lorax, there are caricatures of LBJ and Mrs. Johnson, political campaign memorabilia, original White House musical performances and a beautiful music stand designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, which was given to Mrs. Johnson by Wright's widow.

The LBJ Library and Museum is joining fellow members of the Austin Museum Partnership to celebrate Austin Museum Day in observance of National Arts and Humanities Month. The Austin Museum Partnership is a consortium of twenty six Austin-area museums and historic sites formed in 1998 to promote and facilitate collaborations within the Austin museum community for the mutual benefit of the public and museums.