The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum

I knew besides the Double Decker Bus tour, I wanted to visit the LBJ Presidential Library. I had never been to a Presidential Library and because I am a huge pokitics geek, I knew this one one of the other things I had to do.

I wasn't sure what to expect but I was pretty much blown away. The exhibits and memorabilia in the library are amazing. I loved the way they told the story and I actually learned a lot about President Johnson that I didn't know.

The exhibits take us back to when LBJ was a child and then runs all the way up until he dies. The museum houses tons of paperwork. If you wanted to research the archives, you can definitely make an appointment to see the presidential papers.

I just wanted to go through and see what's what. I ended staying there quite a while because it was so interesting. The thing I loved the most was the recreation of the Oval Office. It was pretty amazing and I stood there looking at everything.

All I can say is that if you ever get the chance to visit the LBJ Presidential Library, do so. At the gift shop, I bought a Presidential Library Passport and now I am on a mission to visit all the libraries. I think it would be such a cool thing to do , But that's just me because I am a geek that way!

Here are some pictures of my visit!





































16 comments:

  1. I appreciate that it took awhile to visit that Library/Museum. It can be easy to get wrapped up in the history, and the memorabilia. Your mission to visit them all is quite a tough one, but with all the traveling you just might do it. The replication of the Oval Office is great. Thanks for all the pictures.

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  2. A fun goal to visit all the libraries! This one looks very interesting, especially the Oval Office recreation. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. WOW! This is a very awesome library! I remember when Lyndon B. Johnson became president. I would so love to visit this library-the pictures you shared are amazing! What a car!

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  4. I've only been to the reagan museum but I think it would be really neat to visit all of the presidents' library musuems. What a goal!

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  5. I'm JEALOUS. I'd SO love to go.

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  6. Great pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. I love that sort of thing, too; in fact, the one thing I really miss by living in the sticks is access to museums. Pretty cool that they recreated the Oval Office! I have to admit that I've always liked Lady Bird because of her encouragement of wildflowers.

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  7. What a great museum! I'll have to visit when I get down there.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  8. What an amzing place to visit! This one is on my list for the summer

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  9. Awesome place to take the kids to learn and go on a adventure, incredible pictures!

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  10. Wow! Looks so interesting. I like that kind of thing too. I've never been to this one before.

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  11. I love Presidential Museums. I've only been to the FDR one in Hyde Park, NY, but I'd love to see LBJ's. (Also JFK if I ever get up to Massachussetts again).

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  12. It most have been a very interesting place to visit. Thank you for sharing all of your great photos with us.

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  13. Wow ~ just seeing the pictures gives me chills. I love history and visiting museums whenever I can. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't even know about this museum. If I lived near it I would go there is a heartbeat. Amazing stuff they have there.

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  14. I've never heard of this museum, but it should be well known! I'd love to see this - there is so much more than I could have imagined!

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  15. I love visiting museums. I have not heard of this one before. It looks like it has a lot of interesting stuff.

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  16. I would love to see this. I admit I am old, I remember myfolks upset when Kennedy was killed and Johnson taking over. There is a bit of mystery surrounding him, this would be interesting
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