Celebrating Our Founder
The Wildflower Center honors its co-founder, 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 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 Highway Beautification Act, also known as Lady Bird's Bill.
Sunday, July 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission will be free.
- Listen in for story time.
- Make flower crafts.
- View a short film about Mrs. Johnson throughout the day in the auditorium.
- Reflect with writing/drawing exercises for all ages.
- Get behind-the-scenes: Join a guided tour of the Wildflower Center’s interior spaces, featuring historic items owned by Lady Bird Johnson. 11:30 a.m.
- Shop the sale of a small selection of books owned by President and Mrs. Johnson, from the Johnson Estate at the Store. Prices begin at $50.
- View four rarely exhibited portraits of Mrs. Johnson from the Center’s collection 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
To learn more about the inspiring, adventurous, compassionate Mrs. Johnson, visit ladybirdjohnson.org.