LBJ Library Undergoing Year-Long Renovation & New LBJ "Time Machine" Launches on Tumblr
From the AP (via Austin American-Statesman)
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum is getting a new look.
Library officials say they’re starting on a year-long renovation, which will include a bigger store and more interactive features and technology. The library will remain open through the project, though some parts will close temporarily.
After the redesign, visitors will be able to pick up telephones to hear Johnson’s voice in recorded conversations. They’ll also be able to see photos, audio and video on a hand-held guide with a touch screen.
We are blogging the life and legacy of Lyndon Baines Johnson at the LBJ Time Machine [on] Tumblr (http://lbjlibrary.tumblr.com). Join us on a 13-month ride, starting with the birth of LBJ in 1908 and continuing right up to the current day. We’ll follow him through his early years in Texas, to Congress and the presidency, and then back to Texas and the building of his legacy, including the LBJ Foundation, the LBJ Library, and the LBJ School.
Along the way we’ll hear the voice of LBJ as preserved in the Archives, watch Lady Bird’s home movies, review plans for the Library, and see Museum exhibits go up and come down. The ride through time will end at the grand reopening of the LBJ Library and Museum on December 22, 2012
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