LBJ Library to Charge for Admission
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library will start charging admission when it reopens next month. It had been the last presidential library to not charge an entrance fee.
Library director Mark Updegrove says the fee will help fund the $11 million update to their core exhibit on LBJ’s life.
“While Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson did not want to charge admission, I think that the board of trustees for the LBJ Foundation, which includes the two Johnson daughters, felt that charging admission was necessary in order for us to get the exhibit that we needed in order to enter the 21st century,” Updegrove said.
Updegrove says they’ve designated eight days a year for free admission.
The LBJ library will reopen on Dec. 22.