Third Annual 60′s Night Party and Celebration

August 3, 2012
LBJ Museum of San Marcos

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos hosted its third annual 60s Night party and fundraiser on Friday, the 3rd of August 2012, from 7 to 9:30 pm. The 60s Night event gave the museum the opportunity to show case its new audio visual equipment and newly renovated second floor of the museum and public meeting spaces that was officially opened with a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on July 13th. The event included the showing of a 1960s DVD edited by Museum Board Member Sherwood Bishop on the first floor, 1960s exhibits on both floors, a silent auction, live music, a trivia contest, a costume contest, and a coffee house provided by Tantra Coffee House by co-owner and “barista” Ian Lee.

Singers and songwriters Dennis Jay, The Ash Family and Jesse Sublett performed for the party goers throughout the evening. Martha Lindeman and Jordan Law won first prize for best costume, Museum Board Member Teresa Hobby second prize and Nevin Cunningham won third prize in the woman’s best costume while Jeremy Bentley, Aart Millecam, and Mike McKinster won first, second and third prize, respectively, in the men’s category.

The Museum is very grateful to all the donors and sponsors of the event. Thanks goes to the Ash Family, Tim Beard, Sherwood Bishop, Brian Bodkin, Ted Breihan Electric – Ted Breihan, Café on the Square, Lupe Carbajal, Cheatham Street Warehouse – Kent Finlay, the Coffee Pot, Community Relations, Texas State University – Kim Porterfield, Conley Car Wash & Lube Express, Bill and Nevin Cunningham, Dan’s Dollar Bookstore, Dr. G. and the Mudcats – Greg Andrews, First Impressions Bakery, Scott Gregson, Veronique Hahn, Half Price Books, Diana Hendricks, Carmen Imel, Dennis Jay, Halley Anna Finlay, Jenni Finlay Promotions, John McCrocklin, Ed Mihalkanin, Monroe Hair Studio, Pat Murdock, Palmer’s Restaurant, Bar & Courtyard, Paper Bear, Planet K, Winton Porterfield – Quick Sand Golf Course at Woodcreek, Pyramid Brewery, Linda Rodriquez, Root Cellar Café – Kyle Mylius, Theresa Schwartz, Saber Security Systems – Matt Barber, Sheran Seif, Missoula Slim, Snapple Beverage Corp., Jesse Sublett, Tantra Coffee House – Ian Lee, Tap Room – Travis Kelsey, Texas Music Theater, the Trull Foundation, Wake the Dead, and Witliff Collections of the Alkek Library at Texas State University – San Marcos.

The museum also thanks the 60s Night Planning Committee members Tim Beard, Sherwood Bishop, Bill Cunningham, Greg Ellis, Diana Hendricks, Teresa Santerre Hobby, Ed Mihalkanin, Pat Murdock, and Teresa Schwartz.

Photo Gallery of 60′s Night

’60s Night Costume Contest Winners – Men’s division winners accepting their certificates from Board President Ed Mihalkanin (left) were “Beach Boy” Aart Millecam, second place, and Jeremy Bentley, a.k.a. “Michael Jackson,” first place. Third place honors went to Mike Mckinster, not pictured.

Third place costume contest winner Mike McKinster (in yellow shirt).

Women’s winners Jordan Law and Martha Lindeman (tied for 1st), Teresa Santerre Hobby, second place and Nevin Cunningham, third.

’60s Night Planning Committee volunteers Diana Hendricks and Tim Beard spent countless hours getting things ready for the event.

’60s Night at the Museum – where the action was.

Andrew Hobby and Museum Operations Manager Bill Cunningham talk about an exhibit.

A pose from the past from Summer Rodriquez, Jeremy Bentley, and Jordan Law.

Kim Porterfield ( San Marcos Council Member), Diana Hendricks, Tim Beard, and Museum President Ed Mihalkanin.

Tantra Coffee House – Barista Ian Lee was all smiles as he served coffee to ’60s night participants.

Thanks to Brian Bodkin, there was live music in the Coffee House, too.

Welcome – Museum intern Sara Rainey and ’60s Night Committee member Greg Ellis “manned” the front door at Friday’s event at the LBJ Museum.

Ed and the Snapple Girls – Snapple beverage marketing staffers Rochelle M. Gonzales and Nicole Boudreaux (left to right) made a surprise drop by the LBJ Museum before the ’60s Night event started delivering 100 bottles of the tea and juice beverage. They were welcomed by Board President Ed Mihalkanin. The trio is shown here behind the bicycle that was psychedelically hand-painted by author Ken Kesey, who was famous for writing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and for organizing the “Merry Pranksters” who toured the country in psychedelic school bus. The bicycle loaned for the evening by Andrew and Teresa Hobby.

The museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To arrange special tours or for more information on the museum, call 512-353-3300.