The Woodrow Wilson House News
Aug 3, 2020
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series Continues in September
Tuesdays at Noon
Our speaker series began with a small core group of supporters who joined us in person in February. Since then we have pivoted to virtual presentations and the series has grown in popularity with each subsequent speaker to over 130 at the most recent installment. (If you missed them, listen to all the past speakers on our YouTube channel: Kimberly A. Hamlin, Angela P. Dodson, Rebecca Boggs Roberts, Tina Cassidy, Erin D. Chapman, Eric S. Yellin

Join us in September for new perspectives!

Tues, Sept 8 at 12:00 pm
Keisha N. Blain
Author of "Set the World on Fire; Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle For Freedom."
Join award winning historian Dr. Keisha N. Blain as she reveals the personal and political lives of African diaspora women determined to Set the World on Fire.
Drawing on a variety of previously untapped sources and detailing every step of the women’s organizing efforts and pan-African vision, Dr. Blain highlights the flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation of black women leaders who demanded equal recognition and participation in global civil society.

Dr. Blain is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, president of the African American Intellectual History Society and serves as an editor of the Washington Post's 'Made by History' section.
Tues, Sept 15, 12pm
Laura Kumin
All Stirred Up; Suffrage Cookbooks, Food and the Battle for Women's Right to Vote
Tues, Sept 22, 12pm
Korey Garibaldi
Woodrow Wilson & the Fence: Race, Architecture and Democracy at Princeton.
Tues, Sept 29, 12pm
Garret Peck & Kristoffer Smemo
Disruption and Resilience
Tues, Oct 13, 12pm
Mary R. Habeck
Racialization of a Pandemic: Today and Yesterday 
About the Series
Join notable historians, curators, and leaders for a series of talks exploring varying aspects of the social movements of the early 20th Century and their relevance today. Talks will explore Women's Suffrage, activism and protest, racial inequity, and the consequences and legacy of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency.This program is part of the Wilson House's new interpretation focused on African American history, women's history and Wilson's international impact.

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. The Woodrow Wilson House is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded, non-profit corporation, helping people protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them.
If These Walls Could Talk!
The Waddy Wood Walking Tour
Looking for outdoor history activities? Explore the Kalorama neighborhood on our newly launched Waddy Butler Wood Walking Tour. The self-guided tour is available to download - pay what you wish - and takes approximately one and a half hours to complete. You'll find the history of thirteen houses designed by the architect of the Woodrow Wilson House, Waddy Butler Wood, and the people who lived there.
Opening September 10th
Suffrage Outside!
Join us in the garden of the Woodrow Wilson House for a new exhibition in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage.

“Suffrage Outside” quite literally takes history outside to showcase how women’s work outside the home, their public protests outside in the streets, alliances with activists outside the United States, as well as the work and leadership of Black women kept outside the ‘mainstream’ of a middle-class white women’s movement, together propelled the American woman’s suffrage campaign to victory in 1920.
Solve a 100 year old mystery
Can you identify this woman in the lovely hat and feather boa? Help us solve the mystery and then come see her in our Suffrage Outside exhibition.
Volunteer Opportunities
Wilson House is looking for volunteers to help us get ready for re-opening our garden. Planting annuals and painting a check-in desk, are just a few of the ways you could help us out. All tasks will be outdoors and properly socially distanced!

Call Elizabeth Karcher at 301-922-5627 if you are interested.
A special thank you to our Summer Scholars! Great Work!

Applications for
Fall Scholars Program
Accepted Now

For more information go to :

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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.
Read past newsletters: June 26 // May 22 // May 10 // April 30 // April 16 // April 2