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.
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.
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.