We Believe Black Lives Matter
We Believe Black History Matters
Historic places of all types and periods should be places of truth-telling and inclusivity. Historic preservation must actively advance justice and equity for all people. Historic preservation organizations have an obligation to confront and address structural racism within our own institutions. We have much to do at the Woodrow Wilson House and in the preservation movement to align our work with these facts, and we must do it —and we will do it— with a sense of urgency.

The Woodrow Wilson House News
Tuesday, June 30, 12:00 pm
Erin Chapman
"Black Women, Suffrage and Citizenship."
Dr. Erin D. Chapman is a scholar of race and sexuality in U.S. culture and an historian of gender politics in the 20th century black freedom movement. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University. At George Washington University, Dr. Chapman teaches courses in African American history, African American historiography, African American historical biography, the history of American slavery and its legacies, and U.S. black radicalisms. She is the author of "Prove It On Me: New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920."

The series is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Campaign for Where Women Made History. The National Trust and its supporters are making a significant, multi-year commitment to elevate the stories of women and their contributions as leaders, innovators, and ground breakers throughout the course of American history.
Listen to past Suffrage History Series speakers on our YouTube channel.
Tues, July 14 at 12:00 pm
Eric Yellin
Author of "Racism in the Nation's Service Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America."
Following the success of our June Suffrage Speaker Series, we are starting a new series on racism in July. Join author Eric S. Yellin for our first installment.
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.
Wed, July 1, 5:30 pm
Virtual Game Night
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! 
Wilson House Victory Garden
Victory Gardens of 1918 and Today
Victory Gardens have a long history from WWI through the Obama's White House vegetable patch. Please visit the garden at the curb on "S" Street (bring your scissors and take a snip) and also visit our mini on-line exhibition on Victory Gardens at www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/columbia-and-victory-gardens

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The Woodrow Wilson House preserves the past to enrich the future.
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