National Trust for Historic Preservation


June 2013 – April 2014

Making Music Modern: Harmony and History at Woodrow Wilson House @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Harmony and History at Woodrow Wilson House
June 5, 2013 7pm – 9pm

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.

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Read more about All Points West…


Cup o’ Joe with Lee Craig @ President Woodrow Wilson House
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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.
Books available for sale in the museum shop.

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Reception with Scott Berg, author of Wilson, at the Czech Ambassador’s Residence @ Residence of the Czech Ambassador
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.


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Kalorama House and Embassy Tour @ Woodrow Wilson House
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kalorama House and Embassy Tour                 Purchase Tickets Now

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 or 202-387-4062 (ext. 41222).

Celebrate UN Day: Woodrow Wilson’s World Vision @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

UNA-NCA cordially invites you to

Celebrate UN Day:  Woodrow Wilson’s World Vision

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.

Admission Tickets:
Young Professionals – $40
Member – $60
Non-member – $70
Combo (includes UNA-NCA membership) – $80
Sponsorship Level (includes a $100 tax deductible donation) – $135


Holidays through History @ Woodrow Wilson House
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

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(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)

Meet President Wilson @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Meet President Wilson!

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


Speakeasy Bash @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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!

Host Committee
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.

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“Fighting for Their Country, Fighting for Their Rights: Black Soldiers and WWI” Presentation by A’Lelia Bundles @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.
Ticketed event.

“Images of the Great War” Gallery Exhibition Opening @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Images of the Great War
The European Offensives – 1914-1916
World War I Prints and Drawings from the 
Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection
Brown University Library

April 3, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 pm

The President Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Free event. Please RSVP online by following the Ticket Link.
Refreshments provided.