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Easter Traditions at Sauer-Beckman Farms – April 19

April 14th, 2014 by Jeff

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

April 8th, 2014 by Jeff

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.

6th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour – March 29

March 25th, 2014 by Jeff

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.

Wildflower Seed Stomp – September 21-22

September 20th, 2013 by Jeff

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.

Movies Under the Stars – LBJ Ranch – July 13

July 8th, 2013 by Jeff

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.

Free Archery Clinic – June 6

June 1st, 2013 by Jeff

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

Guided Nature Walk at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site – May 4

May 1st, 2013 by Jeff

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.

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions – November 24

November 23rd, 2012 by Jeff

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.

German Heritage Day at Sauer-Beckmann Farm – October 20

October 18th, 2012 by Jeff

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.

LBJ’s 104th Birthday Celebration – August 27

August 24th, 2012 by Jeff

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical ParkLBJ at the buffet 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.