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.

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.

Movies Under the Stars – LBJ Ranch – July 13

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.

8th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour – March 28


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

8th 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.

Smokehouse Secrets at LBJ State Park & Historic Site – February 28

From stuffing to storage, discover how sausage, bacon and ham were cured a century ago, before electricity and refrigeration came to LBJ Country.  At the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 16 miles on E. US Hwy 290 in Stonewall.

10 am to 3 pm.  Free, but donations are appreciated. (830) 644-2252

Wildflower Seed Stomp – September 20-21

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 20 and Sunday, September 21. 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.

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.

This year, the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will be celebrated.  Highlighting the day will be a ceremony at 2 pm at the one-room Junction School.  At that site on April 11, 1965, President Johnson signed the landmark law that for the first time provided extensive federal funding of the nation’s elementary, junior high and high schools.

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.

Fun with Fiber at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site – 10/25

Come join the fun with fiber at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. See all types of handcrafts and domestic arts used out of fiber. Period dressed park interpreters will be wearing some of the specialty items made by hand. Visitors will discover and learn more about fiber while having fun on a farm that dates back to 1915. 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 to the living history farm.

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

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions – November 29

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.

Movies Under the Stars at LBJ Ranch this Saturday

The public is invited to enjoy a free 7:30 p.m. screening of the “Viva Las Vegas“, this Saturday, July 12, at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park on Hwy 290 E. near Stonewall.  Gates open at 7:00 p.m. with show time at sunset. Parking is available on the airstrip. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for this fun night under the stars! Free popcorn will be available. For details, call 830-868-7128, ext. 244