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 twelve-foot tree adorned with electric lights in the solarium, seasonal treats, music and a holiday craft to make and take home!
December 28, 2013
Wreath Laying at the National Cathedral
Celebrate and honor President Wilson’s birthday at this annual tribute in the National Cathedral.
President Wilson is the only United States President to be buried in the National Cathedral.
Light refreshments will be served following the wreath laying.
Free event, open to the public.
February 5, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30pm – 8pm
Our monthly game night is the perfect mid-week happy hour for history/museum/board game enthusiasts!
The museum will be open after general admission hours, with game tables and snacks spread throughout the house. Play vintage games from the 1920s, 30s and 40s inside the authentically furnished home of our 28th President.
November 6, 2013 POSTPONED to February 13, 2014
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 Presidents house for an old-fashioned speakeasy bash.
Dance demos, live music, costume contest and cocktail mixing bar. You won’t want to miss this!
Prizes for the best 1920s attire. Light refreshments and an open bar featuring vintage cocktails.
Visit our Facebook page for photos from our Speakeasy Bash last year.
Ticketed event (21+ only)
October 24, 2013
United Nations Day with author Scott Berg
Celebrate United Nations Day with Scott Berg, author of WILSON, at the Annual Meeting of the United Nations Association – National Capital Area Chapter (UNA-NCA).
Special Guests: The Honorable Thomas Pickering, Former US Ambassador to the UN and Lynn Pascoe, former UN Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs.
Light refreshments and booksigning.
September 15, 2013
Kalorama House and Embassy Tour
On Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 12-5:00 pm, The President Woodrow Wilson House will host the annual Kalorama House and Embassy Tour. The tour includes the residence of the Ambassador of Austria, the recently renovated Embassy of Portugal, the Embassy of Slovenia and several private homes.
September 13, 2013
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 (included in the ticket price).
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.
Free admission, rsvp suggested. Light Refreshments.
June 5, 2013
Making Music Modern: Harmony and History at Woodrow Wilson House
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.
June 1 – 2, 2013
Saturday, June 1st 10am – 4pm and Sunday, June 2, 2013, 1pm – 5pm, The President Woodrow Wilson House will participate in the annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend. Participants of the walk will have the opportunity to visit the home of the 28th President, free of charge! More details are available at www.dkmuseums.com
May 15, 2013
25th Perennial Garden Party
On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, The President Woodrow Wilson House hosted the 25th Perennial Garden Party. This year’s party honored the chairs of the past 25 years. The evening included cocktails, music by Michael Kolmstetter, hors d’oeuvres by Occasions Caterers, and the legendary Hat Contest. You can see some pictures of the event at: http://guestofaguest.com/washington-dc/galleries/2013/may/woodrow-wilson-house-25th-perennial-garden-party
March 4, 2013
Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Centennial Celebration
On Monday, March 4, 2013, The President Woodrow Wilson House commemorated President Wilson’s Inauguration Centennial with a dinner and keynote speaker Tom Perriello, former Congressman from Virginia.