Austin Museum Day @ Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin [17 September]

Austin Museum Day


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17
September
09:00 - 17:00

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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78705
Visit the LBJ Presidential Library on Sunday, Sept. 17 for Austin Museum Day!

Admission will be free for all and our activities include:

— An appearance by Sesame Street's Grover. You can get your picture taken with him and autographed copies of «The Monster at the End of This Book» will be available for purchase in our museum store.

Grover meet and greet will take place in our Great Hall at the top of every hour between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and in 30-minute increments. i.e. (10-10:30 a.m., 11-11:30 a.m., 12-12:30 p.m., 1-1:30 p.m., and 2-2:30 p.m.)

— Storytime with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS' Vice President of Education Benjamin Kramer who will be reading «The Monster at the End of This Book.»

Storytime will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the LBJ Library's atrium on the 10th floor.

— Music by the River City Pops who will be performing songs from PBS shows. Performances will take place in the Great Hall at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

// Exhibition On View

The «On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting» exhibition examines the cultural legacy of the Public Broadcasting Act, signed by President Johnson in 1967, by highlighting the classic television shows and radio programs of PBS and NPR. Several iconic artifacts from beloved programs are featured, including Sesame Street puppets (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Count von Count); Mister Rogers' sweater and sneakers; and, an original painting by Bob Ross, the host of The Joy of Painting.

There are also opportunities to take photos with the Sesame Street puppets as well as in front of iconic Sesame Street backdrops. We invite you to share your photo with us on social media using the hashtag #LBJOnTheAir!

// Location & Parking
The LBJ Library is located at 2313 Red River St. Free visitor parking is available in lot #38, located directly off Red River St.

/// About
Austin Museum Day is a city-wide event during which area museums offer free access and activities. Visit the Austin Museum Partnership at austinmuseums.org to learn more.
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