August 23, 2008
The LBJ Museum of San Marcos held a private reception to launch our new exhibit “Remembering LBJ and His Legacy: Local Recollections – An Oral History Project.” Attendees included the Museum Officers and Board Members, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Robb, Mayor Susan Narvaiz, State Representative Patrick Rose, representatives of Humanities Texas, the Oral History Interviewees, former Texas State University President Robert Hardesty, former LBJ Library Director Harry Middleton, and many other esteemed guests, who sampled audio clips at the museum’s first interactive kiosk or browsed the themed panel displays. Texas State University President Denise Trauth delivered the keynote speech, followed by a few words from Lyndon Nugent (Lyndon Johnson’s grandson) and Museum Board President Nora Linares-Moeller. Funded in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, this exhibit is a collaborative venture between Texas State University-San Marcos and the LBJ Museum of San Marcos, and is accessible to the general public throughout the 2008-2009 academic school year. Museum Vice President Pat Murdock served as the project coordinator, Barbara Thibodeaux collected the oral histories, and Scott Jordan produced the exhibit. Admission is free; our hours are Thur, Fri & Sun 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.