National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Upcoming Events

September 3, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30 – 8 pm
SOLD OUT–SOLD OUT–SOLD OUT–SOLD OUT

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.
Ticketed event.

 

September 14, 2014
Kalorama House and Embassy Tour
12:00 – 5:00 pm

The 29th annual Kalorama House and Embassy tour is an open house walking tour of the gorgeous residences and embassies in the Kalorama neighborhood.
Ticketed event.

 

October 1, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30 – 8 pm

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.
Ticketed event.

 

December 6, 2014
Holidays through History
4:00-8:00 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.
Ticketed event.

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

August 6, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30 – 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. Ticketed event.

July 26, 2014
MCMXIV: The Origins of the Great War
5:30 – 7:30pm

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? Panel discussion and reception with World War I historians.
Ticketed event.

July 2, 2014
Vintage Game Night

5:30 – 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.
Ticketed event.

June 18, 2014
“SMILE THE WHILE YOU KISS ME SAD ADIEU”: THE SONGS OF WORLD WAR I
6:00 – 7:30pm

A presentation by Michael Lasser – author, lecturer and theatre critic- on the popular music of WWI.

June 7, 2014 // 10 am – 4 pm
June 8, 2014 // 1 – 5 pm
Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

Annual museum open house of Dupont and Kalorama art and cultural collections, including President Woodrow Wilson House and Phillips Collection.

June 4, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30 – 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.
Ticketed event.

May 14, 2014
Annual Garden Party
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Join The President Woodrow Wilson House Property Council and the Benefit Host Committee in welcoming Spring to Washington. Tickets available online. Please reserve tickets in advance.

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Mother’s Day Centennial Luncheon
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day with a Centennial Luncheon at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, two blocks from the White House, for the benefit of The President Woodrow Wilson House.
Tickets available online. Please reserve tickets in advance.

May 7, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30 – 8:00pm

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.
Ticketed event.

April 3, 2014
“Images of the Great War” Gallery Exhibition Opening
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Free event. Please RSVP online.

April 2, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30 – 8:00pm

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.
Ticketed event.


March 20, 2014
“Fighting for Their Country, Fighting for Their Rights: Black Soldiers and World War I”
Presentation by A’Lelia Bundles
6:00 – 7:30pm

A’Lelia Bundles will discuss the experience of African-American soldiers during WWI at an evening presentation at the President Woodrow Wilson House. Bundles, a long time journalist & author, is now chairman of the Foundation for the National Archives & a Columbia University trustee.
Light refreshments provided.
Ticketed event.

March 5, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30 – 8:00pm

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.
Ticketed event.

Thursday, FEBRUARY 20
Speakeasy Bash
7:00 – 9:00pm

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 cocktails. 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)

February 17, 2014
President’s Day with President Wilson
10:00am – 4:00pm

The museum will be open in honor of President’s Day – and President Wilson himself will be welcoming guests to his home! Meet the President and hear him discuss “the role and meaning of the President” on guided tours through the house he shared with his wife Mrs. Edith Wilson after his term as President.

February 5, 2014
Vintage Game Night
5:30 – 8:00pm

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.
Ticketed event.

December 28, 2013
Wreath Laying at the National Cathedral

10 am at the National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington DC 20016), with refreshments to follow at the President Woodrow Wilson House.

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.

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!

Ticketed Event.

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.
Ticketed Event.

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.
Ticketed Event

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).

Light Refreshments.

 August 28, 2013
Cup o’ Joe with Lee Craig
Booksigning: Josephus Daniels, His Life and Times

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.
Ticketed event

June 1 – 2, 2013
Museum Walk 
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.