National Trust for Historic Preservation



Tuesdays at noon, June 2020
“Why Wait? From Start to (Un)Finished; A Look Back at Suffrage History” 

2020 marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote. Join notable women historians, curators, and leaders for a series of talks exploring varying aspects of the women’s suffrage movement and its relevance today. Talks will explore the movement’s origins, its radicalization during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, and the role of race in the movement’s evolution.
FREE! (But, you must register to attend the online meeting).

June 9 – Angela P. Dodson author of “Remembering the Ladies: Celebrating those who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box”
June 16 – Rebecca Boggs Roberts, author of “Suffragists in Washington, DC : The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote”
June 23 – Tina Cassidy, author of “Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote”
June 30 – Dr. Erin D. Chapman: “Black Women, Suffrage and Citizenship

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 
Virtual Game Night 
5:30 pm

The best Happy Hour in town goes Virtual. Come say hello on Zoom as we continue our popular First Wednesday event. Sign up for a FREE game night!
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Tuesday, July 14, 12pm – Eric S. Yellin author of “Racism in the Nation’s Service; Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson’s America.”
Our Suffrage Speaker Series is so successful, the Conversation continues! Join author Eric S. Yellin for the next installment in our Tuesday Speaker Series. Using vivid accounts of the struggles and protests of African American government employees, Yellin reveals the racism at the heart of the era’s reform politics.


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The Bourbon Bash 

Honoring the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
at the President Woodrow Wilson House

Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Black-tie or festive attire

Come celebrate and honor the Centennial of the 19th Amendment at the Wilson House Bourbon Bash!

Enjoy the beautiful terraced gardens and the stunning Georgian Revival style Kalorama home authentically decorated, tasting bourbon in a signature glass. Celebrate this monumental 100-year anniversary with music, dancing, entertainment, and special guest performances.

Bonus! Silent auction items include bourbon drinks, museum tours, and embassy dinners – all to raise money for the Woodrow Wilson House and our mission – to welcome open discussions of our shared past and explore the ideals that unite us as citizens of the world.

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Recent Events ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 
Virtual Game Night 
5:30 pm

The best Happy Hour in town goes Virtual. Come say hello on Zoom as we recreate our popular First Wednesday event. Sign up for a FREE game night!  Due to popular demand, we are reprising our May 6th event.

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Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
From Start to (Un)Finished; A Look Back at Suffrage History
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join Karen Hill, President and CEO of The Harriet Tubman Home to discuss the origins of the women’s suffrage movement through the lens of pioneer abolitionist and suffragist Harriet Tubman. Discover how Tubman’s era connects to tactics used by suffragists during Wilson’s presidency. $30 in advance.

Art at Wilson House: Wilson and the World
Helen Zughaib: Migrations
On View May 23 – July 28, 2019

Artist Helen Zughaib will exhibit recent work throughout the historic Wilson House. Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s 1941 seminal Migration Series, Zughaib’s Syrian Migration Series allows for an exploration of the contemporary consequences of the post WWI peace through the lens of the current Syrian conflict and the mass migration it has triggered. This exhibition is presented to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Zughaib’s works have been exhibited widely in the US, Europe, and Lebanon and have been gifted to heads of state by President Obama and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

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