LBJ Presidential Library Set to Reopen October 21

Masks will be required and social distancing encouraged

After closing down early in the pandemic and opening back up for less than a month, the LBJ Presidential Library closed down again on August 9 of this year due to a rise in local COVID cases. But the museum dedicated to the 36th president is opening back up to the public on October 21, along with a brand new exhibit, Lady Bird: Beyond the Wildflowers.

Photo by John Anderson

While the building’s doors will be open, the library is instituting safety measures, including a mask requirement for anyone over the age of 2, social distancing measures, and limiting groups to no more than six people. Additionally, the Research Room will remain closed and guided tours will not be offered. More information regarding the library’s COVID-19 Policies on its website.

“Health and safety remain our highest priorities, and we are confident that our procedures will keep everyone safe while enabling visitors to see our permanent displays on the Johnson presidency along with our temporary exhibit.” said Mark Lawrence, director of the LBJ Library via a press release.

The new exhibit will commemorate the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson. Known for her promotion of environmental issues, the exhibit will lead visitors through her life, accomplishments, and personal story with letters, photographs, clothing, and artifacts, many of which have never been seen by the public.

The library’s doors will be open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm starting on October 21. Tickets go on sale today (October 18) and can be purchased on the museum's website.

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