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Please see our Fall 2019 newsletter for a summary of our recent developments.


Upcoming:

Friday, January 24, 2020
Speakeasy Bash
6:00pm – 9:00pm

In 1919, President Wilson vetoed the Volstead Act, which outlawed alcoholic beverages. Congress over-rode his veto, ushering in the age of Prohibition and the Speakeasy.  Join us as we open the doors to the former President’s house for an old-fashioned Speakeasy Bash. Prizes for the best 1920s attire. Light refreshments and prohibition era cocktails. You won’t want to miss this!
Tickets $35 ($55 VIP)

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Wednesday, Feb 5, 2019
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, $16.50

Additional Vintage Game Nights:  Feb 5 // Mar // Apr //

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Women’s Suffrage Lecture Series
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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. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Why They Marched; A Spotlight on African American Suffragists
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Then and Now; Suffrage at 100
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Trailblazers; Women in Politics
6:30pm – 8:00pm

 


The Bourbon Bash

Honoring the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

at the President Woodrow Wilson House

Friday, May 15 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

2340 S Street, NW Washington, DC ~ Black-tie or festive attire

 

Rates

General Admission: $75
VIP Entrance Ticket: $95
Bourbon Tasting Ticket: $109

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

VIP early arrival to view rare suffrage items and sneak preview the Wilson House Suffrage Exhibit

Enjoy the beautiful terraced gardens and the stunning Georgian Revival style Kalorama home authentically decorated, tasting bourbon in a signature shot glass. Aside from light catering and the Purple and Gold birthday cake celebrating this monumental 100-year anniversary, there will be music, dancing, entertainment, improv and special guest performances.

Bonus! Silent auction items such as bourbon drinks, museum tours, and embassy dinners hosted by ambassadors will be available  – 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.

 

 

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

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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