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May
14
Wed
The 26th Annual Garden Party @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join The President Woodrow Wilson House Property Council and the Benefit Host Committee
in welcoming Spring to Washington!

This annual benefit to support the historic preservation of President Wilson’s historic D.C. residence will feature live music, Spring Hats and specialty cocktails in the President’s 2-tiered back garden.

Prizes will be awarded to Spring Hats in the following categories:
Best Ladies’, Best Gentlemen’s, Best Use of Fresh Flowers, Most Creative.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Narmada Winery, Occasions Catering, Maryland’s Own Sloop Betty Vodka, Tuckernuck,
Vida Tequila, Washington Life Magazine, Wolcott Hill Group.

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The Benefit Host Committee

Benefactors:
Stuart & Ruth Brahs
Katherine Engelhard Pingree & David Andrew Dick

Patrons:
Ambassador & Mrs. Victor Ashe
Alex A. Beehler
Victoria J. Brademan
Michael Welch Dendas
Edward F. Gerber
Wilma C. Grise
Dr. Dianne T. McRae
Ellen H. Proxmire
Eleonore Wotherspoon

Committee Co – Chairs:
Charlotte Grassi Aukamp
Lauren Annicelli Bennitt
Diana C. Minshall
Brittany L. Prime

Host Committee:
William B. Alexander VI
Emily Berce
Chris Borgeson
Francis B. Brogan III & Brooke A. Henderson
Chris & Megan Coleman
William Collier
Jenn Coursen
Molly Cox
William Riggs Cox
Zach Dendas
W. Malcolm Dorson
Elisabeth Collins Dupuy
Laura Eshelman
Stephanie Fischer
Emily Flowers
Sally Francis
Allison Gaston-Enholm & Zeid Stalla
Hayley Harper Gaston-Enholm
Jennifer Paquette Galloway
Ashley & Mike Gula
Sarah Hackman
Nancy Harper
Bill Hatfield
Caroline Healey
Courtney Howell
Francisco Antonio Hoyos III
Brooke & Keith Huffman
Tisha E. Jepson
Angie Jusino
Samir N. Kapadia
Mary & Terrence Keaney
Reed & Julie Landry
Gerrit Lansing & Christyn Keyes
Christina Lewis
Allison Matthews
James C. Maxwell
Kris & Steve McBrady
Meredith Casey McPhillips
Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan
Cori Sue Morris
G. William Rabbe Jr.
Katharine Ragsdale
Liz Sara
Torrey Ford Shallcross
Liza Tanner
Katherine & James Tyrrell
Alex & Andrea Walker
Jennifer A. N. White
Lucien Zeigler & Sophie Pyle

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Jun
7
Sat
DKMC Walk Weekend @ Woodrow Wilson House
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm

SATURDAY, June 7 // 10 am – 4 pm

SUNDAY, June 8 // 1 pm – 5 pm

Discover seven diverse museums in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Save on gas and museum admission by hitting the pavement and taking a walking tour or riding the free shuttle between sites. Visit in any order you choose!

Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend is the perfect excuse to explore D.C.’s “off-the-mall” museums. In addition to a wide variety of exhibitions, many sites are offering special programs, including vintage garden games at the Wilson House.

Local Partners: Restaurants and shops in the Dupont-Kalorama area will offer discounts to Walk Weekend participants. Show your Walk Weekend brochure (available at any site) to receive:

- 10% off purchase at Firehook Bakery
- 10% off purchase at Teaism
- 15% off purchase at Looped Yarn Works

More information is available online at dupontkaloramamc.com/walk-weekend/

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Jun
18
Wed
“SMILE THE WHILE YOU KISS ME SAD ADIEU”: THE SONGS OF WORLD WAR I @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The songs of World War I are unusually revealing of the values and beliefs of their time. They show how American attitudes changed between 1914 and 1917, from “I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be a Soldier” to “Over There,” Most telling, though, were the love songs of those years, with their emphasis on parting, separation, and the longing to return. Then the songs changed abruptly when the War ended to express a new worldview that signaled the emotional and cultural beginning of the 20th century.

Part of a series of events by the President Woodrow Wilson House commemorating the beginning of WWI in Europe. In tandem with “Images of the Great War” exhibition in the Wilson House gallery.

“He doesn’t sing and he doesn’t dance, but he knows all there is to know about American popular music.”
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Jul
26
Sat
MCMXIV: The Origins of the Great War @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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In the summer of 1914, World War I erupted with a spasm of violence.  A century later, we ask “Why?”  What were the origins of the Great War that forever changed the world?

Millions died, empires fell, nations arose, and the League of Nations emerged. Join us to discuss the circumstances that led to war and the lessons we can learn.

The Embassy of the German Federal Republic and The President Woodrow Wilson House host a panel discussion with the Executive Director of The President Woodrow Wilson House, Robert A. Enholm, as the moderator. The panel will feature the following:

- Professor Dr. Michael Epkenhans, Director of Historical Research at the Centre for Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces at Potsdam and Professor at Potsdam University.  Professor Epkenhans authored Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz:  Architect of the German Battle Fleet (2008) as well as (with Ralf Stremmel) Friedrich von Krupp:  Ein Unternehmer im Kaiserreich (2010).

- Professor Mustafa Aksakal is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the author of The Ottoman Road to War in 1914 (2008).  He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has recently held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

- Professor Elizabeth Thompson is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the author of Justice Interrupted:  The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East (2012).  She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and has recently held fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the United States Institute of Peace.

The panel will be in the Dining Room, and the adjacent Drawing Room will be set up as an overflow room with a viewing monitor.  Doors open at 4:45 pm, and seating is on a first come basis. Refreshments and reception to follow.

 

Please feel free to contact Allyson Saca, Communications Coordinator, at whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org.

Aug
6
Wed
Vintage Game Night AUGUST 6 @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join us on the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 8pm, for our Vintage Game Night!

AUGUST 6 Vintage Game Night is sponsored by Devils Backbone Brewing Company – enjoy craft beer with tastings on the terrace. Lawn bowling and croquet in the back garden to welcome in summer!

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The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. Ticket price includes entrance to the museum, 2 drink vouchers, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5 each.

Located just above Dupont Circle, the President Woodrow Wilson House is the authentically furnished 1920s home to where our 28th President moved into from the White House. Lounge where Wilson would have lounged, play games the Wilson family would have played (from the 1920s, 30s and 40s) and enjoy a unique game night experience unlike anything else in DC!

Tickets can be purchased online. Due to Vintage Game Night’s popularity, we have to limit the number of walk-ins we accept. Walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you there!

Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Sep
3
Wed
Vintage Game Night September 3 @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join us on the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 8pm, for our Vintage Game Night!

SEPTEMBER 3 Vintage Game Night is sponsored by Devils Backbone Brewing Company – enjoy craft beer with tastings on the terrace. Lawn bowling and croquet in the back garden to welcome in summer!

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The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. Ticket price includes entrance to the museum, 2 drink vouchers, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5 each.

Located just above Dupont Circle, the President Woodrow Wilson House is the authentically furnished 1920s home to where our 28th President moved into from the White House. Lounge where Wilson would have lounged, play games the Wilson family would have played (from the 1920s, 30s and 40s) and enjoy a unique game night experience unlike anything else in DC!

Tickets can be purchased online. Due to Vintage Game Night’s popularity, we have to limit the number of walk-ins we accept. Walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you there!

Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Sep
14
Sun
Kalorama House and Embassy Tour @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

House and Embassy Tour

 

Join us for the 29th annual Kalorama House and Embassy Tour. This self guided walking tour and open house features several Washington Embassies and residences in the Kalorama neighborhood.

This year the tour will feature the bright and modern Embassy of Slovenia, the Embassy of Latvia, historically known as the Alice Pike Barney Studio House, the Cultural Center of the Korean Embassy, the Ambassadorial Residence of Egypt, the Embassy of Luxembourg, the Embassy of Croatia, the private residence at 2346 S Street, and the President Woodrow Wilson House. We are excited to announce that the jazz band Chrystal Chandelier will be playing at the Woodrow Wilson House!

Please note that the names of advanced ticket holder will be submitted to embassies for security checks. Those who do not purchase in advance (before Friday, September 12th) might not be able to visit those embassies with required pre-screening. Tickets include a self-guided map detailing the architecture and history of each stop.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35.00. Tickets at the door will be $40.00. Please feel free to contact Allyson Saca at whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org or 202-387-4062 ext. 41228 with questions.

Oct
1
Wed
Vintage Game Night October 1 @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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Join us on the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 8pm, for our Vintage Game Night!

OCTOBER 1 Vintage Game Night is sponsored by Devils Backbone Brewing Company – enjoy craft beer with tastings on the terrace. Lawn bowling and croquet in the back garden to welcome in summer!

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The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. Ticket price includes entrance to the museum, 2 drink vouchers, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5 each.

Located just above Dupont Circle, the President Woodrow Wilson House is the authentically furnished 1920s home to where our 28th President moved into from the White House. Lounge where Wilson would have lounged, play games the Wilson family would have played (from the 1920s, 30s and 40s) and enjoy a unique game night experience unlike anything else in DC!

Tickets can be purchased online. Due to Vintage Game Night’s popularity, we have to limit the number of walk-ins we accept. Walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you there!

Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Nov
5
Wed
Vintage Game Night November 5 @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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Join us on the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 8pm, for our Vintage Game Night!

Enjoy craft beer with tastings on the terrace. Lawn bowling and croquet in the back garden will be available, weather permitting!

The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. Ticket price includes entrance to the museum, 2 drink vouchers, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5 each.

Located just above Dupont Circle, the President Woodrow Wilson House is the authentically furnished 1920s home to where our 28th President moved into from the White House. Lounge where Wilson would have lounged, play games the Wilson family would have played (from the 1920s, 30s and 40s) and enjoy a unique game night experience unlike anything else in DC!

Tickets can be purchased online. Due to Vintage Game Night’s popularity, we have to limit the number of walk-ins we accept. Walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you there!

Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Dec
6
Sat
Holidays through History @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Spend an evening in four of Washington’s most historic homes! The President Woodrow Wilson House, Dumbarton House, Anderson House, and Tudor Place all offer a festive evening out, with décor, refreshments, and special live performances of holiday music at every site.

Make your merry way among the four historic houses featuring period installations and modern twists on Christmas, from the Federal period, to the 1960s, to now.

  • The President Woodrow Wilson House will be decorated fit for a president. This almost-100 year old home will offer crafts, live music, and a warm atmosphere that will take you back to the ways President Wilson would have celebrated the holidays.
  • At Dumbarton House, step back into the early days of the nation’s capital as the 1804 mansion comes alive with Federal-style Christmas decorations, live classical music, period crafts and light refreshments, including wassail, a traditional hot cider.
  • At Anderson House, enjoy a Gilded Age holiday with decorations, carolers, and light refreshments inspired by early 20th century traditions.
  • At Tudor Place, draw inspiration from the contemporary installation, Red, Green & Gold, the New and the Old: Tudor Place Sparkles for Christmas for your own home and for holiday cards you create in a drop-in workshop with Artist-in-Residence Peter Waddell.

Walk among the four sites or ride shuttle buses (free with your ticket).

Ticketing is through the Tudor Place website. Please find link above.

For any questions, please contact Allyson Saca, Communication Coordiator, at 202-792-5810 or whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org