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Recent LBJ Library News & Events

The LBJ Library welcomes Spanish-speaking visitors to our website.

(La Biblioteca de LBJ da la bienvenida a visitantes de habla Hispana a nuestro sitio web).

Recently, Lyndon Nugent, grandson of President Lyndon Johnson, and George P. Bush, grandson of President George H. W. Bush, were featured in a segment on Voz y Voto, produced by the Univision Television Group. The two presidential grandsons talked about the two presidential libraries in Texas and much more.

Closed captioning in English is available. Please enjoy! !por favor disfrute!

Courtesy of Univision Television Group

Gilbert Tuhabonye

Gilbert Tuhabonye, genocide survivor and world-class runner, speaks to students at the LBJ Library as part of Black History Month. For information about Mr. Tuhabonye, http://www.gilbertsgazelles.com/gilbert_bio.php.

02/25/2010 | [View Photos...]

"Snow day at the LBJ"

Snow day at the LBJ

Snow day at the LBJ

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the U. S., spoke at the LBJ Library on “Pakistan and Afghanistan:  The UK Perspective.”

Sir Nigel Sheinwald

02/09/2010 | [View Photos...]

Mark Updegrove Named New Director of LBJ Library

Washington, DC. Acting Archivist of the United States Adrienne Thomas announced today the appointment of presidential historian Mark K. Updegrove as the new Director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. His appointment is effective October 11, 2009. [more..]

Apollo 8 Reunion

In honor of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Centennial and the 50th anniversary of the creation of NASA, the LBJ Library and Museum hosted an Apollo 8 Reunion on April 23, 2009.

Apollo 8 Reunion

04/23/2009 | [View Photos...]

Black History Month at the Library
Austin civil rights leader Wilhelmina Delco on "The Speech that Gave Power to the Vote," LBJ's 1965 address urging Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act.

Wilhelmina Delco

02/23/2009 | [View Photos...]

NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson takes high school and middle school students on her journey on board the Space Shuttle and to the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson

02/27/2009 | [View Photos...]

On what would have been Mrs. Johnson’s 96th birthday, her granddaughter, Nicole Nugent Covert, and Mrs. Johnson’s great-grandchildren, Claudia and John Covert, cut a ceremonial ribbon to officially open the office to visitors again.

Because of construction, Mrs. Johnson’s office had been closed to the public for fifteen months. Now, repairs on that portion of the Library have been completed, and visitors may once again enjoy Mrs. Johnson’s office and the spectacular views of her beloved University of Texas, city of Austin, and the hills beyond. The office is exactly as Mrs. Johnson used it for over 25 years with its original desk, furniture, photographs, and working materials.

Betty Tilson described objects in the office and regaled the crowd with stories of working with Mrs. Johnson in this special space. At the White House, Tilson worked as head of the Social Correspondence Office. In January 1969, Tilson began working for President Johnson. After his death, Tilson became Press Secretary and Assistant to Mrs. Johnson.

Some of Mrs. Johnson’s former staff members also attended the ceremony.

Mrs. Johnson’s office is part of the First Lady’s Gallery; a portrait of her legacy as a humanitarian, an unofficial diplomat, and a champion of the environment.

First Lady’s Gallery

12/22/2008 | [View Photos...]