Farm Demonstration Day at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site – September 27

Step back in time and come visit and tour the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, at the LBJ Ranch. Period-dressed costumed park interpreters will take you back in time to the traditions of a 1915 German farm family and will show how the necessary, low profile chores needed to be done in order to survive in the Texas Hill Country prior to electricity and running water. Visitors will discover how common things used today were vital in life of yester years. All park visitors should stop first at the State Park Visitor Center to obtain a free park permit, map and visitor event information before they travel back in time at the living history farm.

10 am to 3 pm. Free, but donations are welcome. Call 830-644-2252 for details.

LBJ Ranch: Texas White House entire first floor open for tours

Today, December 22, on the 99th anniversary of Lady Bird Johnson’s birth, the general public will have access to the entire first floor of the preserved Johnson family home, known as the Texas White House, on the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park outside Stonewall on U.S. Hwy 290 E. Now see the public and private rooms of this famous family as the first floor contains the bedrooms of both President and Mrs. Johnson. Cost to view the home is $2.

Ole Time German Smokehouse Secrets – February 5

smoking sausageSauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site on Hwy 290 E. (16 miles east of Fredericksburg) will host its annual Old Time German Smokehouse Secrets demonstration this Saturday, February 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interpreters will demonstrate how this area’s German settlers cured bacon and stuffed sausage and meat processing methods of the early 1900s. This event is free to the public. For information, call 830-644-2252.

Easter Traditions at Sauer-Beckman Farms – April 19

Photo by La Branĉaro

Take the kids to participate in an old-fashioned Easter celebration at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park on Hwy 290 near Stonewall during its Easter Traditions event on Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Costumed interpreters provide insight to life as early German settlers, showing how those early settlers performed Easter traditions, like dyeing eggs naturally and building grass nests. While there, stop by to see all of the Farm’s newborn animals. There’s no cost to attend; however, donations are always welcome. For details, call 830-644-2252.

Reflections of the ’60’s at the LBJ Ranch – April 11

The 7th 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.

LBJ’s 106th Birthday Celebration – August 27

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical ParkLBJ at the buffet will celebrate the 106th anniversary of President Johnson’s birth on Wednesday, August 27.

Visitors are invited to the Visitor Center first for a welcome kit, park permit and information on the day’s activities. The public can see a film about the President and the Texas Hill Country along with many exhibits. Throughout the day, visitors can visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and participate in old-time family games and see how President Johnson grew up in the Texas Hill Country. While at the park, make sure to see the presidential exhibits, pack a picnic basket, enjoy the Pedernales River and visit the park store for park and historical-related souvenirs.

There will also be a wreath laying ceremony at his gravesite in the Johnson Family Cemetery by representatives from Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio at 10 am.

For more information on this and other park events, view  or call (830) 868-7128, ext. 222.

6th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour – March 29


Luci Baines Johnson Tour
Photo from http://www.friendsoflbjnationalpark.org

7th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour provides routes of 10, 30, 42, 62 and 85 miles throughout the scenic Texas Hill Country taking riders on quiet country roads and past historical landmarks.  The ride begins and ends on the LBJ Ranch airstrip. Ride begins at 9 am and event ends at 5 pm. At the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Parks in Stonewall. You can register online.

Annual Fishing Day at LBJ State Park – June 7

The LBJ State Park & Historic Site will host a fishing clinic for children and their parents from 10 am to 12 pm. After the clinic, participants will be able to fish in the state park on the banks of the Pedernales River. This is an annual event to get outdoors and have fun. This event is hosted through a partnership by LBJ State Park & Historic Park and Wal-Mart. Fishing equipment and worms provided or bring your own. Fishing is free. Please no dogs.