The LBJ Museum of San Marcos offers permanent and special exhibits that can be visited in person at the museum as well as On-Line Exhibits and other educational information. There are many programs that can benefit students and individuals of all ages. We strongly encourage your participation. We challenge you to learn more about our future from our past.



Permanent Exhibit

Lyndon Johnson: Texas Legend, Texas Legacy     We currently have in our exhibit area approximately 150 items, including early photographs, local news clippings, a book collection, copies of the Pedagog from the 1920s, campaign and presidential memorabilia, paintings and renderings, miniature statues of LBJ by artists Larry Ludtke and Jimilu Mason, a Great Society …


Online Exhibit

LBJ in College In March of 1927, Lyndon Johnson enrolled as a freshman at Southwest Texas State Teachers College (what is now Texas State University-San Marcos). Johnson majored in history and was active in various clubs and organizations, including the Harris-Blair Literary Society, the Schoolmaster’s Club, and the Press Club. He was also a …



Collection Development:   We are actively building our holdings and seeking the acquisition of artifacts and momentos, manuscripts, research materials, creative works, rare books, periodicals and news clippings, photographs, and audiovisual sources relating to LBJ and his association with San Marcos, Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University), and Cotulla, Texas. We are …


Reference Materials

Archives and Manuscripts: Archives Subject Files — An easily accessible collection of news clippings, magazine articles, documents, notes, memorandi, research papers, advertising ephemera, and other items arranged by subject. Some of these include the President Johnson’s Great Society speeches and legislation, LBJ’s campaigns and elections, Texas State University history, politics and political science, and LBJ-related …