Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Travel: Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas

Hanging our in the Oval Office
Click here for more information on the LBJ Presidential Library

Since I recently went to the Kennedy and Bush Presidential Libraries, I thought it would be fun to tour the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library while I was in Austin, Texas. This outing turned out to be a fun, educational experience. Because while I was alive during his presidency, I was too young to remember anything about him.

Unlike some presidential libraries, this one chronicles his entire life and provides details about his education, military service, teaching job, family, and eventual move into politics. It also provided some insight to his character.  I’m sure history buffs know this, but Lyndon Johnson was a big supporter of the Civil Rights Movement and created the “War on Poverty,” policies that improved the millions of Americans’ lives. Something I learned that people may not know is that Johnson used his formidable size and encroached into peoples’ personal space to intimidate them into supporting his policies!

Even if you’re not into history or civics, I recommend visiting the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library!

On the day we visited, there was a special exhibition for Madeleine Albright's pins

a campaign poster

gifts fron foreign dignitaries

Lady Bird's office

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