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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.