The Claudia Taylor Johnson Endowment

ClaudiaTaylorJohnson_FullColorLogoThe LBJ Museum of San Marcos has established the “Claudia Taylor Johnson Endowment” in honor of Lady Bird Johnson, the First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969.

Her courage, devotion and business acumen were constant influences upon Lyndon Johnson’s long and successful political career. She was dedicated to the beautification of the nation’s cities and highways, thereby leaving her own great legacy visible to this day all across America.

The Claudia Taylor Johnson Endowment will raise funds from donations, gifts and fundraisers. Endowment funds will enable the creation of new Museum exhibits, as well as updates to existing exhibits, allow acquisition of artifacts of historical interest, permit the Museum to host visiting exhibits from other sources, and provide support for Museum programs, special projects and events.

The LBJ Museum collection features photographs, paintings, statuary, campaign and presidential mementos, news clippings, book collections, and memorabilia from President Johnson’s college days.  The Museum has on exhibit the desk where LBJ signed the Higher Education Act in 1965 and the pens he used to sign major legislation.


An LBJ Party at the Meadows Center for Water & the Environment

The LBJ Museum will sponsor its “Spring Shindig 2017, An LBJ Party at the Meadows Center for Water & the Environment (formerly Aquarena Springs)” on the headwaters of the San Marcos River, as the second major fund raiser for the Claudia Taylor Johnson Endowment, to be held on April 8, 2017.   The Meadows Center is located at 201 San Marcos Springs Drive in San Marcos, Texas.  This Spring Shindig promises an exciting night of major Texas music, Johnson family favorite ‘fixings’, local wine and beer tastings and unique auction items. Click here for more details about Sponsorships and the Spring Shindig!


“The Lady Bird Special” is a unique exhibit on the Museum’s second floor recounting Mrs. Johnson’s October 1964, four-day, 1,628-mile campaign trip aboard a train dubbed the Lady Bird Special. Traveling solo, the First Lady toured eight Southern States during a period of great racial tension and just a few months after President Johnson signed the historic Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964.

Her whistle-stop tour, before sometimes hostile crowds, allowed Mrs. Johnson to demonstrate her strong support of civil rights and the President’s programs—and her deep love for the South.



For more information about the Claudia Taylor Johnson Endowment, contact the LBJ Museum at 512-353-3300 or email
Your designated gift to the endowment is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

You may also download the donation form and send with your payment or pledge to the LBJ Museum of San Marcos, P.O. Box 3, San Marcos, TX 78667.