November 28, 2009
The LBJ Museum of San Marcos presents a new exhibit LBJ Country: Through the Camera Lens of Norman Dietel that focuses on the photography of long-time publisher and managing editor of the Fredericksburg Radio Post. This collection contains about 1,200 photographic prints and negatives of mostly Lyndon Johnson in the Texas Hill Country from about 1954 until his death in 1973, covering various topics from the LBJ Ranch and “Texas White House” receptions to local community sites to education legislation signing ceremonies. We appreciate the assistance and involvement of Rosemarie Dietel Hageman for providing us with information and archival materials regarding her father. We hope that this exhibit and collection will honor the photographic work of Norman Dietel, as well as give visitors a better understanding of Lyndon Johnson, a native son and life resident of the Texas Hill Country. The LBJ Museum is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Call us 512-353-3300 for any information.