Load up the kids and head out to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site on Hwy 290 E. near Stonewall for a Seed Stomp from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. Help scatter wildflower seeds in open areas and fields to help ensure a gorgeous park facility next spring. All seeds and containers will be provided by the park at this free event. For more information, call 830-644-2252.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park invites the public to view a classic American western movie on Saturday, June 5 at 8:30 p.m. by attending a screening of From Russia With Love, starring Sean Connery as James Bond. The movie will be projected onto an 18 by 25 foot outdoor screen that includes a professional sound system.
Everyone should bring their own choice of seating, and picnicking before and during the movie is permitted. President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson often invited friends and neighbors to attend movie showings in their airplane hangar, which also served as a location for press conferences and family gatherings. The movie will be shown in the area adjacent to the historic hangar. The public can drive on to the LBJ Ranch beginning at 7:00 pm with free parking on the taxiway adjacent to the ranch airplane hangar.
For further information and driving directions, please call (830) 868-7128, ext. 244.
Every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 pm and learn the sport of archery at LBJ State Park Baseball Field on Highway 290 East. Bows and arrows will be supplied. Great fun for all ages. Please call 830/644-2252 for more information. Free, but donations are welcome
Enjoy and learn more about the great Texas Hill Country outdoors on a guided nature walk at the Lyndn B. Johnson Park & State Historic site in Stonewall, on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
See wildflowers, wildlife and an 1800’s German log cabin house while walking the trails.
Free, but donations encouraged. Water, binoculars and cameras are recommended.
Reflections of the ’60′s at the LBJ Ranch: Anniversary of Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 – April 12April 10th, 2013 by Jeff
The 6th Annual Reflections of the Sixties education conference at the LBJ Ranch is a great learning opportunity for persons interested in understanding the impact of the 1960s on the fabric of our country.Guest speakers such as authors, former legislators, and historians talk about topics relevant to the 1960′s.
Admission is free. Gather near the Texas White House at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, 16 miles East of Fredericksburg, Texas, on Hwy 290 in Stonewall.
Call (830) 868-7128 for more information.
Includes 10 to 85 mile rides into Gillespie County. Gates open at 7 am with a staggered start at 9 am. Easy 10 mile “Historical Tour of the Ranch” with Luci Johnson begins at 2:30 pm. Four historic schools are also included on the rides. At the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Parks in Stonewall. You can register online.
Bring the family and get into the holiday spirit learning about edible ornaments, wreath making, candle making and other holiday activities and traditions from the early 1900’s.
Free, but donations encouraged.
At the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the LBJ State Park & Historic Site on Hwy 290 E. from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday.
Traditional German heritage activities and everyday farm life at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm at the LBJ Ranch State Park will be celebrated June 18, from 10 am to 3 pm. See blacksmithing and soap making done the traditional way. Try your hand at rope making, but don’t get tied up there, move on over to rub-a-dub-dub at the clothes washing and see what the garden is doing. Discover the long lost art of hair wreath making and how skills and crafts are carried on from generation to generation. Learn how important a milk cow is to a farm family. Finish the day pitching some washers or learn the old German card game of Skät. Accessible for the mobility impaired. Call (830) 644-2252 for more information.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park will celebrate the 104th anniversary of President Johnson’s birth on Monday, August 27. Each year the sitting president sends military representatives to lay a wreath at President Johnson’s grave. This year Brig. General Theresa C. Carter, Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio will lead the military contingent. There will be special music performed by Yvonne Campos of San Antonio, a member of the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club. Our special guest speaker will be Nolan Oldham, who recently graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in history and government. Upon accepting the invitation Oldham stated, “I am grateful to be invited to the remembrance of President Johnson’s life and the historic time during which he served.”
Following the ceremony which begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Johnson Family Cemetery, visitors are invited to drive the LBJ Ranch, and take a tour of the Texas White House. No fee will be charged for the tour on August 27 in honor of President Johnson’s birthday.
For more information on this and other park events, view or call (830) 868-7128, ext. 222.
Wreath laying at the Family Cemetery and an old fashioned birthday party at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm with games and refreshments.
9:30 AM to 4 PM; wreath laying at 10 AM.
$2 for tour of the Texas White House.
At the Lyndon B. Johnson State & National Historical Parks on Hwy 290 E. (830) 644-2252.