History

The museum has its origins in the deliberations of the San Marcos “Blue Ribbon Committee on Tourism Development”. Among the future product development suggestions made in that report was the creation of an “LBJ attraction” in San Marcos. We have come a very long way in the year since the idea was advanced. We are now incorporated as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos, and the Internal Revenue Service has approved our application for 501(c)(3) status. The Board of Directors was elected in October 1997. On February 22, 1998 The Hays County Commissioners voted to approve a lease between the Museum and the County for a building on the Square. The lease is for 30 years at a nominal yearly rental. The building is in a state of serious neglect and disrepair but has considerable potential for use as a museum. There is even some associated parking for those who come as visitors!As you can imagine, our assets are small. We have the building. We have a modest checking account derived from memberships. Some basic computer resources have been donated which permit us to maintain our accounting, membership and library records. We have obtained the necessary insurance, put up the “Future home of ….” sign, and are now undertaking the serious business of fundraising.

LBJ Museum at San Marcos
P.O.Box 3
San Marcos, Texas 78666
512-396-3648