LBJ Library to reopen following $11 million upgrade

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by KVUE News

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM

AUSTIN -- The LBJ Library and Museum is getting ready for a big celebration after an $11 million upgrade.

Among the new, interactive exhibits is a look at President Johnson's decisions throughout the Vietnam War and a look at how legislation passed during his administration affects us today.

The library also has 11 stations where you can hear history in the making through the president's phone conversations.

"You can hear President Johnson talking to Martin Luther King or Hubert Humphrey or Robert McNamara, and you can hear how decisive President Johnson was, how passionate he was about reforming this country," said LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove.

Guests can download a new app that guides them through their tour, and it's also available in Spanish.

Another big change at the LBJ Library is starting Sunday, there will be an $8 admission fee for adults. However, there will still be designated days throughout the year, including many national holidays, where admission is free.

The public is invited to an open house and ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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