SAN MARCOS, TX—In honor of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s centennial birthday celebrations, the LBJ Museum of San Marcos will host a public “Open Mic Night” September 17 at 7 p.m. Area residents will present their own personal memories, anecdotes, opinions and impressions of the former San Marcos resident and Texas State University alumnus.
The reminiscences will be recorded and transcribed to supplement the formal oral histories collected for the currently displayed exhibit, “Remembering LBJ and His Legacy: Local Recollections-An Oral History Project”. The exhibit was developed in collaboration with Texas State University-San Marcos and was partially funded by a grant received from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The exhibit includes audio clips, photographs, memorabilia and selected text from transcripts of interviews with 48 individuals that were conducted by Texas State history graduate Barbara Thibodeaux. The exhibit opened August 24 and will remain in place until May 1, 2009.
There is no charge for admission and the museum is located at 123 North Guadalupe Street on the square in historic downtown San Marcos. Regular museum hours are 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information about the “Open Mic Night” event and the Oral History Project Exhibit, as well as other LBJ Museum of San Marcos projects and opportunities, contact Museum Director Scott Jordan at (512) 353-3300 or visit www.lbjmuseum.com.