Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of LBJ Achievements

Harry Middleton and Bess Able seated in front of students

Harry Middleton, former speech writer for President Johnson, and Bess Able, former social secretary for Mrs. Johnson, share their memories.

NPS Photo

Quick Facts


A Call to Action
Action Item:
Keep the Dream Alive
Also Promotes:
Live and Learn
Year Accomplished:

Building on successful celebratory years in 2008 and 2012 when the park joined with many partners to recognize the centenary of President Johnson and then Lady Bird, the staff is now planning toward the 50th anniversary years of LBJ; 2014-2018.  The park will develop exhibits, educational programs, and other outreach events with the LBJ Library and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to remind citizens of the administrations positive impacts on the nation.