Library in Austin. An insider’s look at how Johnson delt with challenges is on display at the newly
remodeled LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, where the old 1970s-style exhibits now use
21st century technology to put visitors in Johnson’s shoes. Mark Updegrove, the library’s
director, said the reopening comes as historians take a fresh look at Johnson’s efforts to
fight poverty and improve the health of the nation by creating a Great Society.
AP Photo/Statesman.com, Jay Janner.
By: Anne Wheeler
AUSTIN, TX.- On Saturday, December 22, 2012, the LBJ Presidential Library unveiled
innovative, state-of-the art exhibits giving visitors a contemporary experience relating to
one of the most significant presidents and eras in our country’s history. Following a
massive yearlong renovation, new exhibits have been installed on the three public floors
of the Library. By incorporating the latest technology and interactive elements used in
museums today, the Library has a completely new look and feel. “Our goal is for visitors
to better understand this largely misunderstood president,” said Mark K. Updegrove,
LBJ Library Director. “The redesigned Library will provide meaningful context to the vast
and sweeping legislation passed during the Johnson Administration and visitors will learn
how those laws impact us today. Exhibits will explore all aspects of Johnson’s presidency, ...
Monday, December 24, 2012
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library opens new exhibits after multi million dollar renovation
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