Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library Gets A Makeover
published on January 20, 2012
LBJ Library, located on the University of Texas campus in Central Austin, is getting a makeover beginning March 1, 2012. The redesign focuses on highlighting legislation that President Lyndon Baines Johnson, for whom the library is named, pushed through Congress, much of which we still use today. Library Director Mark Updegrove said, "We want people to see the difference this man made to their lives, why it’s important to know about this president who reigned in the White House almost half a century ago."
The LBJ library folks are spending $10 million on renovations to the library. The construction is slated to be done by the time of Lady Bird Johnson’s 100th birthday next December. Once finished, the library will feature more interactive exhibits and technological advances. The renovations to the space will include a gift shop double the size of the previous shop, a new exhibit on the Johnson’s White House family life, and a rearrangement of the old exhibits.
There also will be a copious amount of President LBJ’s phone conversations strategically placed throughout the exhibits. Patrons will be able to listen to these snippets of phone conversations from a handheld device.
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