LBJ Museum holds Higher Education Act exhibit on anniversary

50 years ago President Lyndon Johnson signed the Higher Education Act into law.

With the act, college education became affordable to millions of Americans who previously did not have college as an option.

On Sunday the LBJ Museum of San Marcos marked the occasion by setting up the very desk and chair the 36th President used when he signed the bill.

“A reminder. A remembrance that so many things, so many programs, so many opportunities that students have to go to college literally were created by this law in 1965,” said Ed Mihalkanin, President of the LBJ Museum.