What We Do

National Parks depend on the involvement and support of the public.  The Friends of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park work in partnership with the National Park Service to support the park in three key areas: education, preservation, and restoration.

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We support educational and interpretive programs. 

We serve as advocates for the park promoting care, research, and conservation. 

We support improvement projects. 

We support programs and activities that will broaden the public's knowledge of the park, fostering partnerships locally and nationally.

Achievements

Over a span of more than a decade, the Friends have supported these projects and many others, including: 

 

  • The preservation of President Johnson’s beloved Herefords. Descendants of the original Herefords can be seen at the Show Barn at the LBJ Ranch. 

 

  • The restoration of the porch at the Johnson ancestral cabin in Johnson City. The Friends funded historic techniques to restore the porch, which dates back to an era when Blanco County was part of the Texas frontier.

 

  • A new foundation for the Secret Service Command Post at the LBJ Ranch. 

 

  • Dark-Sky-friendly lighting for the Visitors’ Parking Lot in Johnson City. 

 

  • Funding for the Texas White House film shown at the Hangar Visitors’ Center at the LBJ Ranch. 
In Spring 2022, our long-standing fundraiser, the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour: A Ride to Preserve History, will be returning! We are so excited to be able to welcome our supporters back to the LBJ Ranch for this historic ride. The date is TBD but will be announced by the end of Summer 2021.

Keep up-to-date on our ride website lbj100.bike and our Facebook page!