Behind the Scenes of Lady Bird Johnson’s 1967 Reston Visit Presented by Reston Historic Trust & Museum and author Julia Sweig

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Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum for a special all virtual program on July 13, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. commemorating Lady Bird Johnson’s 1967 visit to Reston. Special guest Julia Sweig, author of Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight, will provide insight into Lady Bird Johnson and her involvement in urban planning projects, democratic access to nature and more. RHT will explore her visit to Reston, including who she saw, where she went and her thoughts on Reston, which she viewed as a “look into the future.” Presentation will showcase artifacts from the Reston Historic Trust & Museum’s collection and audio recordings from the First Lady herself.

To register visit: www.restonmuseum.org/event-details/reston-and-lady-bird-johnson.


About the Reston Historic Trust & Museum

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum (RHT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Reston’s past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston. RHT preserves a collection of archival material and artifacts related to the history of Reston, many of which are exhibited at the Reston Museum. The Museum is located at Lake Anne Plaza and is open Monday through Saturday free of charge. RHT also conducts educational and public programming, exhibitions, and public events including the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta, the Reston Home Tour, and Founder’s Day. For more information, please visit www.restonmuseum.org

About Julia Sweig

Julia Sweig is an award-winning author of books on Cuba, Latin America, and American foreign policy. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and the National Interest, among other outlets. Her book Inside the Cuban Revolution won the American Historical Association’s 2003 Herbert Feis Award. She served as senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations for fifteen years and concurrently led the Aspen Institute’s congressional seminar on Latin America for ten years. She holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is a nonresident senior research fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas–Austin and lives with her family outside of Washington, DC.