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.

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.

German Heritage Day at Sauer-Beckmann Farm – October 20

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.

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.

Easter Traditions at Sauer-Beckman Farms – April 19

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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.

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.

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.