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June – September 2014

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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