On August 27, the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site will celebrate what would have been LBJ’s 104th birthday. Visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments of old-fashioned lemonade and watermelon at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center and are encouraged to enjoy the movie “Hill Country, LBJ’s Texas” in the auditorium along with a new centennial movie honoring Mrs. Johnson.
The traditional wreath will be laid at the President’s grave for his birthday. Visitors may stop by the cemetery to pay their respects. The State Park and National Parks will host several activities that day in honor of the president’s birthday.
Throughout the day, the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm will have activities which includes old-time games of marbles, tops, jacks, stick horse races, and more. These are all fun family activities, so pack a picnic basket and plan on spending the day in the parks and enjoy celebrating with park interpreters, many historical sites, activities, and a legacy of our nation’s 36th president. While touring through the buildings, you are sure to get a settler’s understanding of life in the Texas Hill Country and why the President loved coming home.
Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day and enjoy the great outdoors by walking the nature trails and enjoy free fishing on the banks of the Pedernales River; visit the presidential exhibits and see the historical film, tour the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, and take the self-guided CD or GPS Ranger auto tour to the LBJ Ranch and Texas Whitehouse.
For more information, call 830-644-2252.