National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Aug
3
Wed
Vintage Game Night – August 3 @ President Woodrow Wilson House
Aug 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!

The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. $15 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.

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Located just above Dupont Circle, the President Woodrow Wilson House is the authentically furnished 1920s home where our 28th President moved 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 are best purchased online. Limited walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you there!

Questions or concerns? sandrews@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

Aug
13
Sat
Booktalk: “Larz and Isabel Anderson; Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age” by Stephen T. Moskey @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:00 – 11:30am

“Larz and Isabel Anderson; Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age”
Presentation by author Stephen T. Moskey

Light refreshments.
Ticketed event, $15

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Author Stephen T. Moskey tells the story of Larz and Isabel Anderson, wealthy socialites (and Wilson contemporaries) whose extraordinary lives spanned a century of American history – from the Civil War to World War II. Their world included dozens of celebrities who helped define modern culture and politics: Henry and Clover Adams, Alice Pike Barney, Cecilia Beaux, Lord and Lady Curzon, Maud Howe Elliott, Henry James, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Robert Todd Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, and William Howard Taft. Larz and Isabel Anderson: Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age offers readers a fresh look at this fascinating period of American history.  Its focus on the intersection of wealth, celebrity, politics, gender, and race offers insight into the origins of contemporary American life. Most importantly, Isabel Anderson emerges from these pages in a new light – as a shining example of the modern American woman.

Stephen T. Moskey researches and writes about American cultural history.  A graduate of Georgetown University, he is a member of the Historical Society of Washington, the Victorian Society of America, and the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.  He co-authored The Turkish Ambassador’s Residence and the Cultural History of Washington, D.C.

Dr. Moskey will be available to sign books following the program.

Sep
7
Wed
Vintage Game Night – Sept 7 @ President Woodrow Wilson House
Sep 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!

The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. $15 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.

Buy Tickets Button

Located just above Dupont Circle, the President Woodrow Wilson House is the authentically furnished 1920s home where our 28th President moved 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 are best purchased online. Limited walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you there!

Questions or concerns? sandrews@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

Sep
28
Wed
Havel’s “Protest” – A Drawing Room Performance @ The President Woodrow Wilson House
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:00 pm

The Woodrow Wilson House drawing room was created as an entertainment space.  In the days before radio, television or home screened movies, family and guests expected to entertain themselves or others with music, poetry, drama and readings in the evening. We invite you to experience the Drawing Room as it was intended to be used with a dramatic performance as it was meant to be seen, in a private space.

In celebration of Vaclav Havel’s 80th anniversary, Alliance for New Music-Theatre and The Embassy of the Czech Republic present Havel’s “Protest” in a series of “apartment performances”.

Following a special, private “apartment performance” at the Czech Ambassador’s residence, the Alliance offers this limited public performance at the President Woodrow Wilson House on September 28th at 7 p.m.  (A third performance will be held at the Czech Cultural Center in New York City as part of a special Václav Havel Celebration launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio.)

Known for his plays, essays, and memoirs, Vaclav Havel was a playwright, activist and political prisoner, who became the last President of Czechoslovakia and the first President of the Czech Republic. Andrew Valins returns to the role of Vanek for his third production in The Havel Project. The production also features David Millstone, who performed the role of Father in Kafka’s Metamorphosis in the Alliance’s production both in D.C. and Prague. Directed by Susan Galbraith.

Ticketed event, $20.

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