Lady Bird Day at the Center

Contact:

K. Angel Horne
ahorne@wildflower.org
office: 512-232-0105

Lady Bird Day Celebrates a Legacy at the Wildflower Center

What: A celebration of Lady Bird Johnson, our “Environmental First Lady” and cofounder of the Wildflower Center

When: Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739

Background:

The Wildflower Center honors its cofounder, Lady Bird Johnson, and all that she did for our nation’s treasured environment on Lady Bird Day. Lady Bird Day recognizes Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy and the legislation that she inspired. With her influence, President Johnson’s administration enacted more than 200 environmental laws with lasting national and local impact, including the 1965 Highway Beautification Act.

lady bird day board
Photo by Frank Wolfe, courtesy of the LBJ Library

Admission: Free

Activities:

  • Story time
  • Flower crafts
  • Reflective writing/drawing exercise for all ages
  • A short film about Mrs. Johnson will play throughout the day in the auditorium.
  • Behind-the-scenes tour: Join a guided tour of the Wildflower Center’s interior spaces, featuring historic items owned by Lady Bird Johnson. 11:30 a.m.
  • Sale of a small selection of books owned by President and Mrs. Johnson, from the Johnson Estate at the Store. Prices begin at $50.
  • Four rarely exhibited portraits of Mrs. Johnson from the Center’s collection will be in the McDermott Learning Center for one day only.
  • Book signing: “The ABCs of ATX” — Author Kelly Sharp 12 to 3 p.m. at the Store
  • Book signing: “Indelible Austin” — Author Michael Barnes 12 to 3 p.m. at the Store
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