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The new and improved Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum was unveiled, Saturday.

The unveiling took place in conjunction with what would've been Lady Bird Johnson's 100th birthday.

More than 1,000 filed through the new state of the art exhibits at the library.

For the past year, designers have been working to bring the exhibits up to date; they say that's just how LBJ would've liked it, since he was very tech savvy for his time. One of the most popular features among the new exhibits is the secretly recorded phone conversations of the president.

There is also an interactive Vietnam exhibit, where visitors get to sit in the situation room with LBJ, and hear the same advice he was given during that time period. The idea is for visitors to understand a president that was often times misunderstood.

"There's so much technology today that allows us to better tell the story of this president. Particularly for a younger generation who wasn't living when he was in office and might not even be aware of LBJ. So we can relate to those folks through technological means that didn't exist before," said Mark Updegrove, LBJ Library and Museum Director


For the first time the museum is going to charge admission. Prices will be $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children.

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