This Week at the Woodrow Wilson House
Happy Mother's Day!
On May 9, 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed the first Mother's Day proclamation establishing this holiday on the second Sunday of each May "as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country."
( image: Wilson's daughter Jessie Wilson Sayre in 1916 with her children Francis Sayre, Jr (the future Dean of the National Cathedral where Woodrow and Edith Wilson are buried) and Eleanor Sayre (first female departmental curator of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston).
An Amazing Note
In this week’s mail, we received this amazing note, along with a donation to the Woodrow Wilson House. THANK YOU!
The note says it all, “Hello- My wife, Melissa + I visited nearly 3 years ago. We are trying to help as many museums that we enjoyed as we can during this crisis since we know that you are hurting for funds too.”

If you missed #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to support America’s historic places, it is not too late! All gifts are matched by our long-time partner,
the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.
Virtual Vintage Game Night
May 13, 5:30-6:30 PM

Due to popular demand, virtual vintage game night is back!. Come say hello to other gamers on Zoom with a cocktail and a trivia contest. Sign up on our webpage for a free game night. This week is Jeopardy.
Trivia question: Who was Wanda Hawley shown on our logo? Wan da Hawley was a silent film star, one of 53 actors featured on a 1916 Movie Souvenir Playing Card deck. Charlie Chaplin, fittingly, was the Joker. Bonus points awarded. You can't win if you don't play!
Welcome New Advisory Board Members
The Woodrow Wilson House welcomes five new board members: Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Smithsonian Choreographer in Residence and founder of the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company; Floreta Faber, the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania; Hynek Kmonicek, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic; Varuzhan Nersesyan, the Ambassador of Armenia; and Jessica Hulsey Nickel, founder and CEO of the Addiction Policy Forum . We look forward to working with you!
Dana Tai Soon Burgess
Ambassador Floreta Faber
Ambassador Hynek Kmonicek
Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan
Jessica Hulsey Nickel
And...Please, Support a Worthy Cause
The Woodrow Wilson House preserves the past to enrich the future.
 We cannot do this without your help.