Woodrow Wilson House

Woodrow Wilson House Historic site, modern initiatives. The post-presidential home of Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) and his wife Edith Bolling Wilson, located in the heart of Washington, DC yet off the beaten path.
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A museum and event space. Plan your adventure! The President Woodrow Wilson House is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is a museum and event space located in the heart of Kalorama in Washington, DC. Edith and Woodrow Wilson moved into this house when they left the White House in 1921. It has been preserved for 100 years. Very little has changed, except the convers

A museum and event space. Plan your adventure! The President Woodrow Wilson House is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is a museum and event space located in the heart of Kalorama in Washington, DC. Edith and Woodrow Wilson moved into this house when they left the White House in 1921. It has been preserved for 100 years. Very little has changed, except the convers

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Thank you Wilson Center for hosting and Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum for your collaboration. Important...
08/13/2021
Commemorating Wilson in an Age of Racial Reckoning

Thank you Wilson Center for hosting and Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum for your collaboration. Important conversations.

Historic perspective, modern initiatives.

"To commemorate" means "to remember together." How should we collectively remember a past that has left so many different legacies for different people? How should we remember a figure like Woodrow Wilson, whose legacy is both internally inconsistent and publicly contested? Can we find a way to expl...

08/06/2021

LIVE WEBCAST | UPCOMING EVENT Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Monday, August 9 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM.

Commemorating Wilson in an Age of Racial Reckoning

Executive Director Elizabeth Karcher joins Robin Wilson von Seldeneck from Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum along with @Trygve Throntveit, Global Fellow for History and Public Policy, Minnesota Humanities CenterWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars



"To commemorate" means "to remember together." How should we collectively remember a past that has left so many different legacies for different people? How should we remember a figure like Woodrow Wilson, whose legacy is both internally inconsistent and publicly contested? Can we find a way to explore and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly in our past when we don't always agree on the meaning of those terms? Must we try? Join representatives from the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, the President Wilson House in Washington, DC, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - the official presidential memorial to Wilson - as they discuss how their organizations are wrestling with these questions in an age of reckoning.

IF YOU HAVE AN OPINION on how we should remember a figure like Wilson, tune in to the webinar or email [email protected]
We want to know what you are thinking. #Wilson #legacy #thinktank #museums #historicpreservation #historichomes #racialjustice #socialjustice #thenandnow #webinar

#historymatters #president #potus #washingtondc

On July 4, 1918, before an enthusiastic crowd that included King George V, seen here , along with Queen Mary and Winston...
07/04/2021

On July 4, 1918, before an enthusiastic crowd that included King George V, seen here , along with Queen Mary and Winston Churchill, then Minister of Munitions, and other dignitaries, the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy squads faced off in a nail biter of a Baseball game. All of England’s attention was focused on what became known as The King’s Game. King George V later sent the baseball to Woodrow Wilson and today that ball is in the Wilson House collection for visitors to see. An amazing day in America’s history. On our Independence Day, America’s pastime was on the world stage. #celebrate #America ‘s #history
and #American #culture Happy July 4th!
#woodrowwilson #kinggeorgev #baseball #ww1 #ww1history #july4th

With D.C. starting to open and come back to life, we wanted to highlight our wonderful outdoor walking tour of the Kalor...
06/07/2021
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With D.C. starting to open and come back to life, we wanted to highlight our wonderful outdoor walking tour of the Kalorama neighborhood!

Our Kalorama Audio Tour is available here: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/woodrowwilsonhouse/items/254233/calendar/?full-items=yes&flow=325398

This cellphone-accessible audio guide starts at Woodrow Wilson House and usually takes about an hour to complete. The $10 tour includes a .pdf that shows a map of the tour stops and a phone number for the accompanying audio description. Take the tour anytime you want, and at your own pace!

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The museum is currently booking small events! Book your wedding, photo shoot, or social event us! Woodrow Wilson House o...
06/04/2021

The museum is currently booking small events! Book your wedding, photo shoot, or social event us! Woodrow Wilson House offers the opportunity to entertain your guests in classic Washington style! Visit our website for more information!
https://www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/site-rental

This couple is back by popular demand! Kaylun and Chris Draughn shared with us their beautiful photoshoot here at President Woodrow Wilson House and we can't get enough of them!

Event Designer/Decor/Florals- Vintage to Modern Events
Photographer-Jaqueline Photography
Cinematography- Tree Creates Digital Media
Venue- Woodrow Wilson House
Calligrapher- Write Liz Write
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Make-up Artist- Shannon Cosby www.shannieonthebeat.com
Engagement Dress Designer- Hong Hoa Hong Hoa
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We may be biased, but we agree that Washington DC is full of great museums!
05/25/2021

We may be biased, but we agree that Washington DC is full of great museums!

Did you know Dumbarton House is part of a group called DKMC? It stands for the Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium, which was founded in 1983 to help promote Washington DC museums located off of the National Mall. Sometimes people need a little help remembering that the city is full of great museums!

Our group includes the American Revolution Institute (Anderson House), The Phillips Collection, the Woodrow Wilson House, and the National Museum of American Jewish Military History.

Each June we host a FREE Museum Walk Weekend at the beginning of the month. This year, due to the fact that some of us are still closed or operating under limited capacity, we encourage you to explore the neighborhood with a self-paced walking tour instead this year and reserve tickets for those museums or programs that are taking place. Stay tuned for more information!

Congratulations to Kaylun and Chris Draughn! They had a beautiful photoshoot here at President Woodrow Wilson House and ...
05/19/2021

Congratulations to Kaylun and Chris Draughn! They had a beautiful photoshoot here at President Woodrow Wilson House and we are so pleased to be a part of something so special! Thank you for sharing it with us!

With COVID19 postponing so many events, we are excited to make available our space to finally celebrate together again! Great for small dinners to large receptions, Woodrow Wilson House offers the opportunity to entertain your guests in classic Washington style!

Conveniently located just five blocks from Dupont Circle in the Embassy Row neighborhood, Woodrow Wilson House is an elegant and historic site for your next event.

Visit our website for more information!
https://www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/site-rental

Event Designer/Decor/Florals-Vintage to Modern Events
Photographer-Janelle Jaqueline Photography
Cinematography-Tree Creates Digital Media
Venue-Woodrow Wilson House
Calligrapher-Write Liz Write
Bakery-Rume Patisserie www.rumebakes.com
Make-up Artist- Shannon Cosby www.shannieonthebeat.com
Engagement Dress Designer- Hong Hoa
Bridal Gown Designer- Robert Bullock Bride
Tuxedo Rental- Tuxedo by Sarno https://www.tuxedobysarno.com/

Which iconic figure catered the wedding reception of President Woodrow Wilson in 1915?The man who graces cans of beefaro...
05/15/2021

Which iconic figure catered the wedding reception of President Woodrow Wilson in 1915?

The man who graces cans of beefaroni, Hector Boiardi, was not only a real person, but he was a culinary talent and founder of Chef Boyardee Foods!

So talented was Boiardi that, according to his New York Times obituary, he directed the catering for the wedding reception of President Woodrow Wilson and his second wife, Edith, at The Greenbrie. They were married in her home.

Weddings were not the big, lavish affairs they are now, and they did not always include meals. In fact, back in the 1970s, many wedding receptions only included cake and punch. So, there may not have been any food, or the White House chef might have made something. Before launching the Chef Boyardee line of products, Chef Boiardi, in 1915 at the age of 17 years old, supervised the catering for President Woodrow Wilson’s wedding reception.

#firstlady #trustsites #WoodrowWilson #chefboyardee

Which iconic figure catered the wedding reception of President Woodrow Wilson in 1915?

The man who graces cans of beefaroni, Hector Boiardi, was not only a real person, but he was a culinary talent and founder of Chef Boyardee Foods!

So talented was Boiardi that, according to his New York Times obituary, he directed the catering for the wedding reception of President Woodrow Wilson and his second wife, Edith, at The Greenbrie. They were married in her home.

Weddings were not the big, lavish affairs they are now, and they did not always include meals. In fact, back in the 1970s, many wedding receptions only included cake and punch. So, there may not have been any food, or the White House chef might have made something. Before launching the Chef Boyardee line of products, Chef Boiardi, in 1915 at the age of 17 years old, supervised the catering for President Woodrow Wilson’s wedding reception.

#firstlady #trustsites #WoodrowWilson #chefboyardee

This is your last chance to sign up for our FREE program happening today at 12:00! Recasting the Vote: How Women of Colo...
05/11/2021
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This is your last chance to sign up for our FREE program happening today at 12:00!

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement.

May 11th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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In Recasting the Vote, Cathleen D. Cahill tells the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights. Cahill reveals a new cast of heroines largely ignored in earlier suffrage histories: Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša), Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Carrie Williams Clifford, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, and Adelina “Nina” Luna Otero-Warren. With these feminists of color in the foreground, Cahill recasts the suffrage movement as an unfinished struggle that extended beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
As we celebrate the centennial of a great triumph for the women’s movement, Cahill’s powerful history reminds us of the work that remains.

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Did you know on May 9th, 1914 President Wilson made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day a national holida...
05/09/2021

Did you know on May 9th, 1914 President Wilson made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day a national holiday to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May? This made May 10, 1914 the first national Mother's Day!

Mother's Day before 1914:

The most widely promoted history of Mother's Day in the U.S. attributes its establishment to Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, who in 1907 began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May.

The next year Mother's Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia. Jarvis and others began a letter-writing campaign to ministers, businessmen, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. This poster advertises the annual Mother's Day in Pennsylvania.

However, according to Katharine Antolini, author of Memorializing Motherhood: Anna Jarvis and the Struggle for Control of Mother's Day, there were at least two other early proponents of Mother's Day. Julia Ward Howe proposed a "Mother's Peace Day" as a way to "promote global unity after the horrors of the American Civil War and Europe’s Franco-Prussian War." These early observances were primarily popular with peace activists. And Frank Hering, of the University of Notre Dame, proposed the idea of a national Mother's Day as early as 1904. Hering urged an Indianapolis gathering of the Fraternal Order of Eagles to support “setting aside of one day in the year as a nationwide memorial to the memory of Mothers and motherhood." Several local branches of the FOE followed. Many people consider Hering the 'Father' of Mother's Day, much to Ana Jarvis' chagrin.

Mother's Day after President Wilson's proclamation May 9th, 1914 :

The observance was to take the form of displaying the American Flag on government buildings and private homes "as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country."

Mother's Day was almost universally observed before 1914, as most states had observances, but the date sometimes varied. Traditionally, vendors sold carnations for churchgoers to wear, red for those whose mother was living and white for those whose mother had died.

We here at the Woodrow Wilson House would like to wish all mothers everywhere a splendid Mother's Day!

Painting in Photos: Painting by William T. Walters, 1863, "Vase of Red and White Carnations", France.

#trustsites #mothersday #mothersday2021 #WoodrowWilson

Join us for our next FREE online program: Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement.May 1...
05/08/2021
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Join us for our next FREE online program: Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement.

May 11th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Register for Free Here: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/woodrowwilsonhouse/items/300331/calendar/2021/05/?flow=325401&full-items=yes

In Recasting the Vote, Cathleen D. Cahill tells the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights. Cahill reveals a new cast of heroines largely ignored in earlier suffrage histories: Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša), Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Carrie Williams Clifford, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, and Adelina “Nina” Luna Otero-Warren. With these feminists of color in the foreground, Cahill recasts the suffrage movement as an unfinished struggle that extended beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
As we celebrate the centennial of a great triumph for the women’s movement, Cahill’s powerful history reminds us of the work that remains.

#woodrowwilsonhouse #trustsites #lunchandlearn #museumfromhome #ushistory #dcmuseum #dcmuseums #natuonaltrustforhistoricpreservation #tuesday #suffrage #womenssuffrage #AmericanHistory

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Join us for our next FREE online program: Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement.May 1...
05/08/2021
FareHarbor | Online Activity & Tour Operator Booking Software

Join us for our next FREE online program: Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement.

May 11th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Register for Free Here: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/woodrowwilsonhouse/items/300331/calendar/2021/05/?flow=325401&fbclid=IwAR3N6iLU3DogKsjqcvNrWEB8ttQmNQPAwGkJtaK70fgte3GMAxm16Wx3B1w&full-items=yes

In Recasting the Vote, Cathleen D. Cahill tells the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights. Cahill reveals a new cast of heroines largely ignored in earlier suffrage histories: Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša), Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Carrie Williams Clifford, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, and Adelina “Nina” Luna Otero-Warren. With these feminists of color in the foreground, Cahill recasts the suffrage movement as an unfinished struggle that extended beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

As we celebrate the centennial of a great triumph for the women’s movement, Cahill’s powerful history reminds us of the work that remains.

#woodrowwilsonhouse #trustsites #lunchandlearn #museumfromhome #ushistory #dcmuseum #dcmuseums #natuonaltrustforhistoricpreservation #tuesday #suffrage #womenssuffrage #AmericanHistory

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We are so happy to welcome home the L'Esperance!
05/03/2021

We are so happy to welcome home the L'Esperance!

We are so happy to welcome home the L'Esperance!

Last month in April, Woodrow Wilson House celebrated the homecoming of "L'Esperance" by Hovsep Pushman. "L'Esperance" wa...
05/01/2021

Last month in April, Woodrow Wilson House celebrated the homecoming of "L'Esperance" by Hovsep Pushman.

"L'Esperance" was sent to Wilson in recognition of the help the United States gave to Armenia. The portrait was given to Wilson by Mrs. Hovsep Pushman, the wife of the artist. The portrait is of the niece of the artist Hovsep Pushman. The flower the girl is holding is called "Antaram" meaning everlasting, which represents hope. Created in 1917, “L’Esperance” is longtime favorite of many at the Woodrow Wilson House.

Normally, the “L’Esperance” is displayed in the fireplace in the Drawing Room, however; last year we were happy to loan “L’Esperance” to the American Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. While in the care of Armenia’s Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy, the portrait became part of the Art in Embassies program and was presented to show the “importance of cultural exchange and how art can capture particular moments in history to be discussed and enjoyed by future generations”.

During the unveiling of the piece in Armenia, the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum and Fulbright Scholar alumnus gave a presentation to key cultural contacts on Armenians in the U.S. and their contributions to the arts. He emphasized cultural exchange and legacy. The woman with the Ambassador is Ruzana Saryan. She is the granddaughter of the famous Armenian painter Martiros Saryan who, on several occasions, met with Hosvep Pushman.

On March 26th, L’Esperance returned to the Wilson House with a celebrated homecoming! After completing a condition report and to the joy of all at the House, L’Esperance was returned to its original place above the fireplace in the Drawing Room.

Photo Credit: Hrant Khachatryan, Courtesy of U.S. Embassy Armenia

Embassy of Armenia to the United States

#armenia #trustsites #ArmeniaStrong

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2340 S Street, NW
Washington D.C., DC
20008

From Dupont Circle (served by Metro), travel north on Massachusetts Avenue for five blocks, turn right onto 24th Street, then right onto S Street, & proceed to 2340 S Street.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 3pm
Sunday 12pm - 3pm

Telephone

(202) 387-4062

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Mystery woman in the photo "Help Us Solve a 100-Year-Old Mystery We are trying to find out more about this photo taken in Princeton, NJ on October 19, 1915. Can you identify this woman in the lovely hat and feather boa walking with Woodrow Wilson? Or the man on the right? Help us solve the mystery!" Looks like Nancy, Lady Astor, to me.
My wife and I went there today. She is a history teacher with a masters, and I am a history buff. We are from NJ and know a lot about Wilson, but this took it to the next level. Our guide was a gentleman named Jeremiah, if you can get him, it makes the experience better. he was great.
Quem Woordrow Wilson por favor respondam-me esta questão?
Will there be any upcoming exhibits at Woodrow Wilson House concerning American involvement in the Great War, the November 1918 Armistice, the Treaty of Versailles, or the League of Nations?
This is on my list for my next visit to DC. Can't wait to stop in!
On my first ever visit to the United States last June, on my last day there, I stumbled across this little historical gem. I am a long term fan of Woodrow Wilson and was very excited to visit his last residence. The day that I turned up, it was shut! However, the lovely lady curator took pity on a disappointed 'limey' and treated me to an inpromptu personal guided tour. Excellent!
moving in day 1921
We would like to thank the wonderful folks at the Woodrow Wilson House for helping to bring this historic moment together. Celer Et Audax - Swift & Bold! https://www.facebook.com/3.6FA.1BCT.10MTN/photos/a.138838816201966.37056.135275479891633/1493201660765668/?type=3&theater
Much appreciated speaking on my book Madam President the Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson at the Woodrow Wilson House.