Beginning Saturday, June 1st through Sunday, June 2, 2013, the Woodrow Wilson House will participate in the Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend, were all visitors have the opportunity to tour the home of the 28th President, free of charge.
If you are interested in learning more about the event, contact Sarah Andrews at SAndrews@woodrowwilsonhouse.org or 202-387-4062 (x41222).
The National Trust for Historic Preservation and chamber music group All Points West are mixing re-imagined classical music with non-traditional spaces for a potent brew of art, place, and community. This casual, comfortable event will move you through the historic Woodrow Wilson House and garden, interpret President Wilson’s life and legacy with unexpected musical selections (Duke Ellington, anyone?), and give you unparalleled access to the performers, the historic space, and other attendees.
Ticket price includes two free drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks) and light refreshments. Rain or Shine.
|Cup o’ Joe with Lee Craig
Booksigning: Josephus Daniels,
His Life and Times
August 28, 2013 6pm – 7:30pm
Legend has it that when Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels replaced the wine mess with coffee in all the navy vessels of WWI, the term Cup o’ Joe was born.
Join author Lee A. Craig for a ‘Cup o’ Joe’ as he presents his latest work, Josephus Daniels: His Life & Times. Craig, an expert on economic history, delves into Daniels’s extensive archive to inform this nuanced and eminently readable biography, following Daniels’s rise to power in North Carolina and chronicling his influence on twentieth-century politics as a longtime leader of the Democratic Party and key member of Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet.
Professor Craig will be available to sign books following his presentation.
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Meet A. Scott Berg, author of the new biography WILSON, at a special reception held at the Residence of the Czech Ambassador.
One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed WILSON–a personal and penetrating biography about the 28th President, one of the great American figures of modern times.
After the presentation, Mr. Berg will be available for Q&A and to sign his book.
Admission includes one copy of WILSON (a $40 value) and light refreshments.
On Sunday, September 15, 2013 noon-5:00 pm, The President Woodrow Wilson House will host the 28th Kalorama House and Embassy Tour. This annual open-house features several of Kalorama’s most beautiful homes, including the elegant residence of the Ambassador of Austria, the recently redecorated residence of the Ambassador of Portugal, the bright and modern Embassy of Slovenia, and the President Woodrow Wilson House, now celebrating the centennial of Wilson’s Presidency. Tickets include a self-guided map detailing the architecture and history of each stop.
Proceeds benefit The President Woodrow Wilson House, a National Trust Historic Site..
Tickets are $35 when purchased in advance ($40 at the door).
A brunch package ($75) is available including a ticket to the tour and brunch at The Mansion on “O” Street. The Mansion is a fascinating venue known for it’s eccentric interiors where all the decor is for sale. Brunch is SOLD OUT.
Discounts available to members and groups.
Those interested in blocks of ten or more tickets please enter the promo code GROUP when prompted or contact Sarah Andrews directly at SAndrews@woodrowwilsonhouse.org or 202-387-4062 (ext. 41222).
UNA-NCA cordially invites you to
Featuring Pulitzer price-winning author Scott Berg
and Special Guests:
The Honorable Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
The Honorable Lynn Pascoe, former UN Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs
Come Celebrate the UN’s 68th anniversary and UNA-NCA’s 60th anniversary
As we focus on the League of Nation’s founder, Woodrow Wilson.
Pulitzer price-winning author Scott Berg sheds new light on Wilson’s world vision
that led to the eventual establishment of the United Nations.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Thomas Pickering comments
on the relevance of Woodrow Wilson to the UN today.
Young Professionals – $40
Member – $60
Non-member – $70
Combo (includes UNA-NCA membership) – $80
Sponsorship Level (includes a $100 tax deductible donation) – $135
December 14, 2013
Holidays Through History
Open House, 4 pm – 8 pm
Celebrate the season with this special tour through four of Washington’s most beautiful historic homes, Anderson House, Dumbarton House, Tudor Place and the President Woodrow Wilson House.
Enjoy festive period decorations and music from the Federal period through the Roaring Twenties. Shuttle service provided between the sites. The Wilson House will feature a ten-foot tree adorned with electric lights in the solarium, light refreshments and the opportunity to create your own Christmas Ornament.
(If you would like to visit only Wilson House during the event, you can buy tickets at the door for $10/adult and $5/child)
The museum will be open in honor of President’s Day – and President Wilson himself will be welcoming guests to his home! Meet the President and hear him discuss “the role and meaning of the President” on guided tours through the house he shared with his wife Mrs. Edith Wilson after his term as President.
The President will speak on “The Role and Meaning of the President.”
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $5, Children under 12 Free
POSTPONED – NEW DATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20
February 13, 2014
Speakeasy Bash! 7pm – 9pm
In 1919, President Wilson vetoed the Volstead Act, which outlawed all alcoholic beverages stronger than one-half of 1 percent. (His veto was overridden.) Join us as we open the doors to the former President’s house for an old-fashioned speakeasy bash.
Live music by the “swingin’ jazz quartet” Laissez Foure, dancing and dance demo by Jam Cellar, 1920s costume contest with prizes. Light refreshments and vintage cocktails – drinks sponsored in part by Blackwater Distilling and Sloop Betty Vodka!
You won’t want to miss this!
Stephanie Fischer, Allison Gaston-Enholm, Holidae Gavin, Philip Greene, Dianne McRae, Diana Minshall, Garrett Peck, Lauren Pillsbury, Brittany Prime, Sophy Pyle, Zeid Stalla, Chris Whittaker
Visit our Facebook page for photos from our Speakeasy Bash last year.
Ticketed event (21+ only) — Date Nights DC partner, special couples ticket price!
*UPDATE: Like you, we are keeping a close eye on the weather and snow predictions for Wednesday night. We will decide by Noon on Thursday, February 13, whether or not the “Speakeasy Bash” will be cancelled due to weather and post a notice here, and on our Facebook page, of that decision.
A’Lelia Bundles will discuss the experience of African-American soldiers during WWI at an evening presentation at the President Woodrow Wilson House.
Bundles, a long time journalist and author, is now chairman of the Foundation for the National Archives and a Columbia University trustee.
Light refreshments provided.