LBJ Library in Austin Undergoing Major Renovation

LBJ library will remain open through the project

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011  |  Updated 8:54 AM CDT
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LBJ Library in Austin Undergoing Major Renovation

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The LBJ Library in Austin, Texas.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum is getting a new look.

Library officials say they're starting on a year-long renovation, which will include a bigger store and more interactive features and technology. The library will remain open through the project, though some parts will close temporarily.

After the redesign, visitors will be able to pick up telephones to hear Johnson's voice in recorded conversations. They'll also be able to see photos, audio and video on a hand-held guide with a touch screen.

The $10 million project will be funded by private donations through the non-profit Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation.

The library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from Johnson's political career.

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