San Marcos Celebrates LBJ’s Birthday

todaySeptember 20, 2014 72

share close
happy birthday LBJ
Photo by: Allie Ibarra

By Allie Ibarra
News Reporter

August 27 marked what would be former U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s 106th birthday.

The famous Texas State alum was celebrated at the LBJ Museum in downtown San Marcos.

David Schafer, chief of interpretation at the LBJ National Park, was the key speaker at the event.

Schafer explained how he wanted the audience to remember the past saying:

“I like to bring the past alive, to understand what happened and the impact of individuals on the course of events. I think its important to remember the past and to look at it as people living in a different present.”

Schafer’s lecture on the relationship between LBJ and Harry Truman was both educational and interesting. Several students attended the event to learn a more about our nations history. Texas State student Emily Reshower said:

“ I think the event is really nice they did a good job with all the information and the display.”

Ed Mihalkanin is part of Texas State’s Department of Political Science and he put a great amount of effort into LBJ’s celebration. Mihalkanin wanted to use this event to reach out to those in the community who are interested in LBJ or post-World War II politics and to share the museum with them.

A large cake shaped like Texas was cut after the lecture to end the celebration, and Schafer answered several LBJ related questions.

To learn more about the LBJ museum, visit their website.

Allie Ibarra, KTSW News

Written by:

Rate it

Previous post

Whiskey Shivers

Float Fest

Float Fest: Whiskey Shivers

Writer and Producer: Monica Skinner Other Side Drive Producer: Shannon Williams Editor: Adam M. Cook     Whiskey Shivers is having a CD release party at The Scoot Inn on September 26. Keep updated with the band at whiskeyshivers.com             Monica Skinner interviewed Austin-based bluegrass quintet Whiskey Shivers:

todaySeptember 19, 2014 51

Post comments (0)

Leave a Reply

top Tracks

Team Members


  • Chart track


    40 Oz. To Fresno

    Joyce Manor

  • Chart track


    Boleros Psicodélicos

    Adrian Quesada

  • Chart track


    The Zug

    Yves Jarvis

  • Chart track


    Deep In View


  • Chart track


    Strange Time Forever

    Marta Knight

Full tracklist

%d bloggers like this: