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Remembering Lady Bird Johnson This Weekend
It’s been one hundred years since the birth of the legendary Lady Bird Johnson.
The Texas First Lady's time in the White House was marked by several environmental conservation and beautification efforts – a cause she pursued locally after leaving Washington with the foundation of the National Wildflower Research Center and her work beautifying Town Lake (which was since renamed in her honor).
The Wildflower Center, which bears Lady Bird’s name, remembers Mrs. Johnson this Sunday with a day-long tribute. Admission is free, with doors opening at 9 a.m.
Her granddaughters, Catherine and Jennifer Robb, will unveil a new exhibit honoring Lady Bird at 10:30 a.m. The exhibit is set to travel across the nation.
Historic pens Lady Bird's husband, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, used to sign conservation laws will be on display Sunday only.
"The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is one thing we all share," Lady Bird once said. "It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.”
Johnson passed on July 11, 2007.