Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum

One of San Marcos, Texas area‘s most famous claims to Fame is its close association with President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The 36th president spent his college years here studying at Southwest Texas State Teachers College – today’s Texas A&M- evacuation in 1927 and 1930 before going on to be a successful leader for both country and NASA as we know him today.

Lyndon B Johnson, the 36th President of America, attended and graduated from Texas State University with a history degree. He also received his teaching certification during this time, making him one very qualified candidate for office. During his time in office, Johnson worked hard to improve the lives of everyone. He was an education advocate and civil rights champion who wanted nothing more than for all people- no matter their background or income level -to have equal opportunities for success.

This small museum in Texas celebrates and explores one man’s life, who had such an impact on American history. The exhibits feature items from his own personal collection and those donated after he died by students across America to have them remain untouched till today – even if they never got around themselves visiting this place. This museum is a celebration and exploration of life and that period he taught in Cotulla. Welcoming visitors since 2006 with permanent exhibits opened by his own daughter for you to enjoy- it features everything from clothing worn by Johnson during history’s most pivotal moments all through outlying areas where we can see how one man made such an impact on this country.

Situated at 131 North Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX 78666, The LBJ Museum is a treasure trove of historical memorabilia from one of the most influential presidents in American history. The items here range from early photos to presidential paintings, including one depicting him signing important legislation with great flourish.

There are so many historical treasures in this museum- it’s hard to know where to start. The permanent exhibits include old photographs and paintings, original sculptures, or even a voting machine dating back to 1930. There is also plenty of other memorabilia from the Johnson era, including some interesting stories about how they came up with ideas for each item on display here at the LBJ Library And Archives historic collection.

The LBJ Museum is open to the public Thursday through Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm and admission fees are free of charge. Guided group tours can often be arranged outside regular operating hours with notice ahead of time. 

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