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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.