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May 2014 – January 2015

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 @ 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 Starr Hill – 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 at the bar.

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 at the door on the night of, or can be bought in advance online. (There are a limited number of tickets – buy online to ensure yourself a spot!)

If on-line ticket sales reach capacity, we will be selling a select number of tickets at the door on the night of the event. Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Sep
3
Wed
Vintage Game Night @ 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!

AUGUST 6 Vintage Game Night is sponsored by Starr Hill – 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 at the bar.

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 at the door on the night of, or can be bought in advance online. (There are a limited number of tickets – buy online to ensure yourself a spot!)

If on-line ticket sales reach capacity, we will be selling a select number of tickets at the door on the night of the event. Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Oct
1
Wed
Vintage Game Night @ 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!

AUGUST 6 Vintage Game Night is sponsored by Starr Hill – 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 at the bar.

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 at the door on the night of, or can be bought in advance online. (There are a limited number of tickets – buy online to ensure yourself a spot!)

If on-line ticket sales reach capacity, we will be selling a select number of tickets at the door on the night of the event. Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Nov
5
Wed
Vintage Game Night @ 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!

AUGUST 6 Vintage Game Night is sponsored by Starr Hill – 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 at the bar.

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 at the door on the night of, or can be bought in advance online. (There are a limited number of tickets – buy online to ensure yourself a spot!)

If on-line ticket sales reach capacity, we will be selling a select number of tickets at the door on the night of the event. Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Dec
3
Wed
Vintage Game Night @ Woodrow Wilson House
Dec 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!

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

StarrHillLogo_BigStar2

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 at the bar.

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 at the door on the night of, or can be bought in advance online. (There are a limited number of tickets – buy online to ensure yourself a spot!)

If on-line ticket sales reach capacity, we will be selling a select number of tickets at the door on the night of the event. Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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Jan
7
Wed
Vintage Game Night @ Woodrow Wilson House
Jan 7 @ 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 Starr Hill – enjoy craft beer with tastings on the terrace. Lawn bowling and croquet in the back garden to welcome in summer!

StarrHillLogo_BigStar2

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 at the bar.

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 at the door on the night of, or can be bought in advance online. (There are a limited number of tickets – buy online to ensure yourself a spot!)

If on-line ticket sales reach capacity, we will be selling a select number of tickets at the door on the night of the event. Questions or concerns? whcommunications@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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