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LBJ State Park & Historic Site

199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
(830) 644-2252 http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson

May 2015

Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park & Historic Site

May 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Introduction to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Junior Ranger Program.  Join us at the LBJ State Park and learn about the Junior Ranger Program and prepare to embark on a journey of our wonderful Texas State Parks. 10 am to 2 pm.  Free.

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June 2015

Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

June 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Just like the Johnson family enjoyed in the 1960’s. This month showing “Apollo 13″ starring Tom Hanks. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. 7 pm. Free

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July 2015

Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

July 11, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Just like the Johnson family enjoyed in the 1960’s, 16 miles east on Hwy 290.  This month showing “Sons of Katie Elder” starring John Wayne.  The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. 7 pm.  Free. Call (830) 868-7128 ext 235 for more information.

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October 2015

Dairy Daze at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

October 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm to explore the many uses of milk on a 1915 German family farm.  Try your hand at milking our gentle cow named Half and Half.  Then see how cheeses are made and make your own butter!  At the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall. 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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Barbecue on the Pedernales at the LBJ Ranch 2015

October 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Put your boots on and come to the LBJ Ranch for an evening reminiscent of the barbecues President and Mrs. Johnson hosted for their guests from around the world! The 2015 Barbecue will have music for listening and dancing by Jake Penrod and Chris Cagle and delicious barbecue by The Salt Lick.  Beer from Pecan Street Brewing and Real Ale Brewing.  YEEHAW!  Tickets available online – get yours soon as this event will sell out!  Event is held on the grounds…

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November 2015

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

November 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Your entire family and friends will have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s.  Participate in other German holiday traditions such as wreath making and candle making while you await the arrival of St. Nicholas.  At the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. 10 am to 3 pm.  Free.

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December 2015

46th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting 2015

December 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Come join the Texas Hill Country community in this special tradition started 46 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson. Enjoy carolers, a live nativity, Santa Claus, refreshments and, of course, the spectacular tree lighting. Then step back in time to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm to enjoy special German cookies and cakes amid glowing lanterns and a traditional candlelit German Christmas tree. This is a fun evening you won’t want to miss this holiday season. Participants are recommended to…

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March 2016

Spring Break at the LBJ Ranch 2016

March 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until March 20, 2016

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Visitors can join park rangers to learn about the important role aviation and the US Secret Service played at the ranch, become more familiar with Johnson’s environmental and education legacy, explore some of the natural features of the park, celebrate the National Park Service Centennial by learning about Johnson’s park service legacy and much more. Programs will be offered free of charge at locations throughout the LBJ Ranch including at the Junction School, Reconstructed Birthplace, Show Barn, historic Hangar building…

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Annual Kite Day at LBJ State Park & Historic Site

March 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Children of all ages are invited to decorate and fly an old-fashioned 1900’s kite. LBJ State Park supplies the materials and enthusiasm to help the kids let their creations soar. Kites from home are also welcome. Kites are also available for purchase in the State Park Gift Shop located in the State Park Visitor Center. Come and have good old-fashioned fun. For this event, participants are recommended to wear closed-toed shoes, appropriate dress for the weather, pack a picnic lunch…

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Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

March 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Prepare for Easter as a traditional 1915 German farm family would have. See how eggs are dyed naturally for Easter, see the traditional Easter Lamb Cake and prepare a grass Easter nest along with other seasonal fun activities on the farm. Park visitors should stop first at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park Visitor Center to obtain a free park permit, map and visitor event information. 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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April 2016

9th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour

April 2, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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9th annual bicycle tour includes 10 to 62 mile rides into scenic Gillespie County and past the historical landmarks that figured prominently in the LBJ presidency. Ride with Luci Johnson at 2 pm. Funds raised from previous rides have enabled educational programs and supported improvements throughout the LBJ National Park. Registration is open and more information is available online. Be sure to check out the National Park Service Centennial 2016 souvenir jerseys that are available for order! Ranch opens at…

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“Itz a Garden!” at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

April 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Meet at the LBJ State Park and Historic Site for this free program. Bring a desire to learn more about gardening: planting dates, varieties and helpful tips to make your garden bloom! 1 to 3 pm. Free.

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May 2016

A Fandangle Sampler at the LBJ Ranch

May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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The Fandangle Sampler is a shortened version of the show that has run for 75 years every June near Albany, Texas at Fort Griffin and tells the story of the Texas Frontier – of Indians hunting the prairie, settlers moving west with herds of Longhorn cattle and soldiers protecting civilization. The evening includes a catered BBQ dinner by the Salt Lick, beer and wine, live country music by Jake Penrod and his “Million Dollar Cowboys” and dancing under the oak…

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June 2016

Archery Clinic at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

June 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2016

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Basic archery clinic with bows and arrows provided or bring your own.  The clinic will continue every Thursday through the month of July.  It should be a fun and educational time for all participants and is a great lifetime sport for anyone to learn.  At the LBJ State Park Ball Field off of Highway 290 on Cornet Street in Stonewall. 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Free.

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Annual Fishing Day at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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This event is a fishing clinic for children and families.  After fishing on the Pedernales River, there will be a short clinic for all the participants.  The event is hosted through a partnership by Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Wal-Mart and will be a fun event for all who attend. (Sorry – no dogs or pets allowed.) 10 am to noon.  Free.

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Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

June 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Batman: The Movie” starring Adam West and Burt Ward. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. A movie trivia contest will precede the film. Prizes will be…

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Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

June 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Batman: The Movie” starring Adam West and Burt Ward. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. A movie trivia contest will precede the film. Prizes will be…

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July 2016

July 4th at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

July 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Park interpreters attired in period clothing will share the history of the German farmstead. Visitors are encouraged to participate in washer pitching, sack/stickhorse races and corn husk doll making. There will also be demonstrations on making ice cream the old-fashioned way with hand-cranked freezers and barbecue making. Visitors should first stop at the LBJ…

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Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

July 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month showing “Rare Breed” starring Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O’Hara. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. Pets are welcome. Gates open at 7 pm. Movie starts at dusk. Free.

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September 2016

Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

September 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month showing “Around the World in 80 Days” starring David Niven, Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. Pets are welcome. Gates open at 7 pm. Movie starts…

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Annual Seed Stomp at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

September 17, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until September 18, 2016

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park. Learn about proper methods and techniques for wildflower seeding and the importance of keeping it “Native”. Native seed mix will be provided. Return in years to come to see the results of your efforts! 10:30 am to noon. Free.

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“Before Life Became Automatic” at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Witness farm life as it was lived a century ago. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate soap making, blacksmithing and other farm chores that were part of daily life before life became so automatic! 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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October 2016

Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

October 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month showing and celebrating the 60th anniversary of “Around the World in 80 Days” starring David Niven, Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. Gates open at 7…

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November 2016

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

November 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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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. Bring a camera to capture some family holiday photos! At the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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February 2017

“Smokehouse Secrets” at the LBJ State Park & Historic Site

February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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From stuffing to storage, discover how sausage, bacon and ham were cured and stored a century ago before electricity and refrigeration came to the Texas Hill Country. Enjoy park interpreters dressed in period costume showing the ways of life for a German Farm Family at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. 10 AM to 3 PM. Free.

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March 2017

Spring Break 2017 at the LBJ National Historical Park

March 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 19, 2017 at 8:00 am

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has announced that additional programming will be offered to visitors from March 4 through March 19 at the LBJ Ranch. Spring Break at the LBJ Ranch 2017 will offer park visitors with opportunities to further explore and discover the park’s historic resources and delve deeper into the story of the 36th president and the LBJ Ranch. Programs will be offered free of charge at locations throughout the LBJ Ranch including at the Junction School,…

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Annual Kite Day at LBJ State Park & Historic Site

March 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Children of all ages are invited to decorate and fly an old-fashioned 1900’s kite. LBJ State Park supplies the materials and enthusiasm to help the kids let their creations soar. Kites from home are also welcome. Kites are also available for purchase in the State Park Gift Shop located in the State Park Visitor Center. Come and have good old-fashioned fun. For this event, participants are recommended to wear closed-toed shoes, appropriate dress for the weather, pack a picnic lunch…

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April 2017

10th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour

April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Starting and ending on the famed LBJ Ranch, the routes take riders under majestic live oaks, past historical landmarks that figured prominently not only in the Johnson family history, but also in U.S. presidential history. See the descendants of President Johnson’s famed Hereford cattle herd as you exit the Ranch. Thereafter, it’s on to spectacular Texas Hill Country cycling – on smooth-surfaced ranch-to-market roads and pastoral country lanes that will take you back in time. Visit rural, historic Gillespie County…

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Guided Nature/Wildlife Walk at the LBJ State Park & Historic Site

April 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join us on a guided nature walk on park trails. Visitors will not only learn a little history, they will also learn about the great outdoors and the wonderful flora and fauna of the Texas Hill Country. 10:30 to 11:30 am. Free.

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Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Prepare for Easter as a traditional 1915 German farm family would have. See how eggs are dyed naturally for Easter, see the traditional Easter Lamb Cake and prepare a grass Easter nest along with other seasonal fun activities on the farm. Park visitors should stop first at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park Visitor Center to obtain a free park permit, map and visitor event information. 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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June 2017

Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park & Historic Site

June 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2017

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Basic archery clinic with bows and arrows provided or bring your own. The clinic will continue every Thursday through the month of July. It should be a fun and educational time for all participants and is a great lifetime sport for anyone to learn. At the LBJ State Park Ball Field off of Highway 290 on Cornet Street in Stonewall. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Free.

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Annual Fishing Day at LBJ State Park & Historic Site

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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This event is a fishing clinic for children and families. After fishing on the Pedernales River, there will be a short clinic for all the participants. The event is hosted through a partnership by Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Wal-Mart and will be a fun event for all who attend. Fishing equipment and worms provided or bring your own. (Sorry – no dogs or pets allowed.) 10 am to noon. Free.

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Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

June 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month showing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” starring Sidney Poitier, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. Parking will be on the airstrip taxiway adjacent to the movie…

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July 2017

July 4th at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

July 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month showing “You Only Live Twice” starring Sean Connery as James Bond. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. Parking will be on the airstrip taxiway adjacent to the movie site. Pets are…

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August 2017

Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch

August 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month showing “All the Way” starring Bryan Cranston who portrays President Johnson in this award-winning film. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks to picnic under the stars. Parking will be on the…

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109th Birthday Celebration for President Lyndon B. Johnson

August 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Celebrate the 109th anniversary of President Johnson’s birth. The public is invited to attend this free celebration with the laying of a wreath on his gravesite in the Johnson Family Cemetery, guest speakers and musical entertainment. 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. Tours of the Texas White House will begin after the 10 am ceremony ends and…

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November 2018

Night Skies Over the LBJ Ranch

November 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Make plans to view the wonders of the night sky at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. The National Park Service will host programs highlighting the marvels of the night sky and the importance of preserving dark skies. The Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) will set up telescopes and offer a stargazing experience. The event will begin at 4:30 pm with an astronomy program in the Hangar Visitor Center. At 5:15 pm, Blanco County Friends of the Night Sky will present…

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Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions at the LBJ State Park

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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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. Bring a camera to capture some family holiday photos! At the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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December 2018

49th Annual LBJ Christmas Tree Lighting

December 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join the Texas Hill Country community in this special tradition started 49 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson. Enjoy carolers, a live nativity, Santa Claus, refreshments and, of course, the spectacular tree lighting. Then revisit the past at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. 6 pm. Free admission.

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February 2019

“Sauerkraut for Your Sweetie” at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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With Valentine’s Day coming up, what better way to show your affection to your loved ones than giving them a homemade batch of fresh sauerkraut? Follow your nose to the Sauer-Beckmann Farm where you can learn all the tips and tricks to make this German staple at home! 10 am to 2 pm. Free.

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March 2019

Spring Break Ranger Programs at the LBJ National Historical Park

March 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until March 17, 2019

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has announced that additional programming will be offered to visitors from March 9 through March 17 at the LBJ Ranch. Spring Break at the LBJ Ranch 2019 will offer park visitors opportunities to further explore and discover the park’s historic resources and delve deeper into the story of the 36th President and the LBJ Ranch. Visitors can join park rangers and volunteers to learn about the important role aviation and the US Secret Service…

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Spring Break Special “Milking 101” at the Sauer-Backmann Farm

March 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 15, 2019

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Beat the crowds and get to the Sauer-Beckmann Farm early this Spring Break! During this one week only, visit this 1915 German-Texas farmstead an hour earlier than usual. This means you will get the rare chance to see the morning milking of our Jersey cow! But you’ll need to get to the farm by 9 am to enjoy this special opportunity!

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Spring Break at the National Museum of the Pacific War

March 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 15, 2019

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Full STEAM Ahead is a hands-on science and craft time where families can explore the innovations and contributions of America’s Greatest Generation in a safe and fun environment. Experiments and activities are come-and-go style so spend as much or as little time with us as you have. Look for Full STEAM Ahead in the Presidents Plaza or the George H. W. Bush Gallery Lobby during the week. 10 AM to 4 PM. All activities are included with regular museum admission.

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Historic Artifact ID Game at LBJ State Park & Historic Site

March 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Try your hand at this fun game brought to you by the State Parks Archeology Lab during Spring Break! The Archeology Lab from Texas Parks and Wildlife brings a fun, interactive artifact experience. Check out genuine items recovered from state park digs while using your skills to identify what they found. 10 am to 3 pm.

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A Celebration of the Texas-German Dialect at LBJ State Park

March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:30 pm, repeating until March 24, 2019

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site will host two special events to celebrate the unique history of the Texas-German Dialect. This dialect not only tells the story of how Germans adapted to Texas but also the rich cultural traditions they developed. At 10 am and 2 pm, Saturday, March 23, at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center, the Texas-German Dialect Project from the University of Austin will share how they are preserving the Texas-German dialect. Between the presentations…

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12th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour 2019

March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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The LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, termed “A Ride to Preserve History”, has become an iconic Texas Hill Country bicycle event. Starting and ending on the famed LBJ Ranch, the routes take riders under majestic live oaks, past historical landmarks that figured prominently not only in the Johnson family history, but also in U.S. presidential history. See the descendants of President Johnson’s famed Hereford cattle herd as you exit the Ranch. Thereafter, it’s on to spectacular Texas Hill Country cycling –…

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April 2019

Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Prepare for Easter as a traditional 1915 German farm family would have. See how eggs are dyed naturally for Easter, see the traditional Easter Lamb Cake and prepare a grass Easter nest along with other seasonal fun activities on the farm. Park visitors should stop first at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park Visitor Center to obtain a free park permit, map and visitor event information. 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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May 2019

Four Lives of a Fleece at the LBJ State Park & Historic Site

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the stages of processing wool through demonstrations done by the Fredericksburg Spinning Guild. From a fresh fleece to washing to carding to spinning and dyeing, explore the stages wool goes through as it transforms from sheep to shawl. 10 am to 3 pm.

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June 2019

Annual Fishing Day at LBJ State Park & Historic Site

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Participants can come and fish along the banks of the Pedernales River! Can poles and bait will be provided. A fishing demonstration will also take place during the event. No pets, please. 10 am to noon. Free.

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Annual Archery Clinics at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park

June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at our Annual Archery Clinics! clinics will be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6 to 7:30 pm. Free.

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July 2019

“Beating the Heat” at the Lyndon B Johnson State Park & Historic Site

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn to stay cool without modern conveniences. Ever wonder how Texan farmers stayed cool during the summer heat? From long sleeves to dogtrot homes to homemade electrolyte-replacing beverages, Texans knew how to keep themselves hydrated and healthy. Swing by the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm to discover early 20th-century tips and tricks to beat the heat! 9 am to 2 pm. Free.

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Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch “The Italian Job”

July 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. The film starts at dusk and will be presented on a large outdoor screen at the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments. Parking will be on the airstrip taxiway adjacent to the movie site. Gates open at 7 pm. Movie starts at dusk.…

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August 2019

111th Birthday Celebration for President Lyndon B. Johnson

August 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Make plans to join Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in celebrating the 111th anniversary of President Johnson’s birth. At 10:00 am on Monday, August 27, the National Park Service will host the annual wreath-laying ceremony at President Johnson’s gravesite on the LBJ Ranch. To view the wreath-laying ceremony, visitors should stop first at the LBJ State Park to pick up a free vehicle permit and map. Throughout the day on…

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September 2019

“Celebrating the Harvest” at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

September 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Enjoy the end of the summer season by taking a turn cranking out some homemade ice cream and helping the farmers at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm shell their freshly harvested corn. The amount of corn will vary based on the weather so plan to take a seat and hear from a local farmer how this past summer affected the crops. 10 am to 2 pm. Free.

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Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch “Apollo 11”

September 7, 2019 @ 2:30 am - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. The film “Apollo 11” starts at dusk and will be presented on a large outdoor screen at the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall. This fascinating documentary chronicles America’s mission to land on the moon, led by Commander Neil Armstrong and fellow astronauts Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins. Apollo 11 is told…

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Annual Seed Stomp at the LBJ State Park & Historic Site

September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join park staff and volunteers in seeding our wildflower fields! We will have a variety of seeds available for participants to take and plant on the property. Learn about wildflowers, Lady Bird’s legacy and buy your own wildflower seeds and related items in the park store! 10 am to 3 pm. Free.

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October 2019

“From Rags to Riches” at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn how to repurpose old fabric into something beautiful! When you tear an old shirt, or a sheet starts to fray, do you throw your old fabric away? Frugal farmers knew how to use old rags in beautiful – and practical – ways. Set aside some time to visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farm to discover how something you would normally toss can be re-purposed into a rich tapestry of colors. 10 am to 2 pm. Free.

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November 2019

“DECK THE HALLS” at Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Deck the Halls with natural decorations! Help the Sauer-Beckmann Farm get ready for the holidays by stringing popcorn and decorating cookies to hang on our Christmas tree. Learn how make wreaths out of local cedar and dip your own candles so you too can get ready for Weihnachten (Christmas). This is the annual event that was formerly known as “Cookie Decorating and German Holiday Traditions.”

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“Deck the Halls” at Lyndon B Johnson State Park

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Deck the Halls with natural decorations! Help the Sauer-Beckmann Farm get ready for the holidays by stringing popcorn and decorating cookies to hang on our Christmas tree. Learn how make wreaths out of local cedar and dip your own candles so you too can get ready for Weihnachten (Christmas). This is the annual event that was formerly known as “Cookie Decorating and German Holiday Traditions.” At the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic…

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December 2019

50th Annual LBJ Christmas Tree Lighting

December 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join the Texas Hill Country community in this special tradition started 50 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson. Enjoy carolers, a live nativity, Santa Claus, refreshments and, of course, the tree lighting. Then revisit the past at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Transportation to the Tree Lighting Ceremony will also be available on the Fredericksburg Trolley. Round trip from Fredericksburg to Stonewall. Please visit www.fbgtours.com for more information.

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February 2020

Star Party at LBJ Ranch

February 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join LBJ State Park and the Hill Country Astronomers for a Star Party! Beginning at 5:30 pm, there will be a program in the auditorium at park headquarters. The presentation will wrap up at 6:30 pm, at which point participants will move to the parking lot where telescopes will be set up for night sky viewing as the sky darkens. If the weather is not suitable for viewing the sky, the program inside the auditorium will still be held.

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March 2020

Movies Under The Stars At The Lbj Ranch “The Lorax”

March 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch - just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments. Parking will be on the airstrip taxiway adjacent to the movie site. Well-behaved and leashed pets are welcome. The movie will start at dusk. This time featuring "The Lorax". Twelve-year-old Ted lives in a place virtually devoid of nature; no flowers…

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May 2020

Four Lives Of A Fleece

May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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From a fresh fleece to washing to carding to spinning and dyeing, explore the stages wool goes through as it goes from sheep to shawl. Demonstrations will be done by members of the Fredericksburg Spinning Guild. Wool will be provided by the Delaine Merino sheep of the Sauer-Beckmann Farm.

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June 2020

Annual Archery Clinics

June 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Annual Archery Clinics

June 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Join A Knitting Brigade

June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Celebrate Knit in Public Day by pulling up a chair at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm and learning how knitting clubs formed throughout the United States to help soldiers during World War I. Try your hand at crafting a washcloth while gathering stories of the home front.

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Annual Archery Clinics

June 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Annual Archery Clinics

June 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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July 2020

Annual Archery Clinics

July 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Annual Archery Clinics

July 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Preserving The Harvest

July 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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The only way to ensure your family had vegetables to eat during the winter was to can or pickle the summer harvest. Stop by the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm to find out how to preserve your fresh fruits and vegetables. You will also learn the true meaning of the old phrase “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen"!

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Annual Archery Clinics

July 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Annual Archery Clinics

July 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Annual Archery Clinics

July 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Learn the basics of archery at these clinics to be held every Thursday in June and July at the LBJ State Park baseball field. Participants must be 7 years or older. Equipment is provided! 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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August 2020

112th Birthday Celebration For President Lyndon B. Johnson

August 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Make plans to join Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in celebrating the 112th anniversary of President Johnson’s birth. The National Park Service will host the annual wreath-laying ceremony at President Johnson’s gravesite on the LBJ Ranch at 10 am. The ceremony continues a tradition that Lady Bird Johnson began in 1973. To view the wreath-laying ceremony, visitors should stop first at the LBJ State Park to pick up a free…

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September 2020

Annual Seed Stomp

September 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join park staff and volunteers in seeding the park's wildflower fields! There will be a variety of seeds available for participants to take and plant on the property. Learn about wildflowers, Lady Bird's legacy and buy your own wildflower seeds and related items in the park store!

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October 2020

Splashes Of Beauty

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Life wasn’t easy for early 20th century farmers, but that didn’t stop them from creating beauty where they could. From intricate needlework on a dish towel to a colorful flower garden, come visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farm to learn how you, too, can make art in the every day.

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November 2020

Farm & Ranch Day

November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join ranch hands and park rangers for a day of activities centered around farm and ranch life including cattle horn branding, "hay bale calf" roping, beef and cattle exhibits, goat and sheep exhibits, and an exhibit by Gillespie County Conservation Association.

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Night Skies At The LBJ Ranch

November 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join park rangers and astronomers for a dark skies night at the LBJ Ranch. There will be a program on night skies followed by telescope viewing of the night skies by the Hill Country Astronomers.

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“Deck The Halls”

November 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Deck the Halls with natural decorations! Help the Sauer-Beckmann Farm get ready for the holidays by stringing popcorn and decorating cookies to hang on our Christmas tree. Learn how to make wreaths out of local cedar and dip your own candles so you too can get ready for Weihnachten (Christmas). This is the annual event that was formerly known as “Cookie Decorating and German Holiday Traditions.”

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December 2020

51st LBJ Christmas Tree Lighting

December 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join the Texas Hill Country community in this special Tree Lighting ceremony started over 50 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson. Enjoy the park headquarters beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Walk the trails and revisit Christmas from the past at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Visit the gift shop for unique holiday items and more.

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April 2021

Easter At The Farm

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Explore the traditional Easter décor and baked goods of an early 20th-century German farmstead as we prepare for this holy day. Learn how to dye eggs with natural dyes, see the traditional Easter Lamb Cake, and make your own friendship card to share with those you love.

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September 2021

LBJ’s 113th Birthday

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671 United States
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Join Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site to celebrate President Johnson’s 113th birthday. Activities will be held throughout the day at the LBJ Ranch & the State Park, including old fashioned games at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.

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