The Woodrow Wilson House News
September 22, 2020
Suffrage Outside!
Open for Visitors
“Suffrage Outside” celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in an all-outside, socially distanced garden exhibition. Come learn about how women’s work outside the home, outside in the streets, outside the United States, as well as the work and leadership of Black women kept outside the ‘mainstream,’ collectively propelled the American women’s suffrage campaign to victory in 1920 after more than 70 years of struggle.
The exhibition is the only all outdoor, newly designed museum exhibition in DC, and is getting extraordinary news coverage! Read about it in the nationally circulated publication Saving Places or watch the television coverage on the WUSA9 morning show.
The Speaker Series Continues,
Volume 2, No. 3
TODAY: Tues, Sept 22, 12pm, Dr. Korey Garibaldi
Woodrow Wilson & the Fence: Race, Architecture and Democracy at Princeton
Upcoming Speakers, Tuesdays at Noon:

  • September 29: Garrett Peck and Dr. Kristoffer Smemo, "Disruption and Resilience"
  • October 6: Dr. Eric S. Yellin and Brenda Jones, "Racism in the Wilson Administration, Part 2"
  • October 13: Dr. Mary R. Habeck, "Racialization of a Pandemic: Today and Yesterday"
  • October 20: Ambassador Joel Danies and Chris Richardson, moderated by Dr. Jonathan Wharton, "Today and Yesterday: The Racial Implications of the Wilsonian Foreign Service"
  • October 27: Brenda Jones and Krishan Trotman, “Queens of the Resistance”
  • November 3: No Speaker - GO VOTE!!
  • November 10: Dr. Arica Coleman, "That the Blood Stay Pure"
About the Series
Join notable historians, authors, scholars, curators, and leaders for a series of talks exploring social movements of the early 20th Century and their relevance today. Talks 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.
Vintage Game Night Returns!
Wed, Oct 7, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Enjoy the fall weather outside in the Wilson House garden with the last Vintage Game Night of 2020. We'll supply croquet, bocce and ring toss, you bring your own board games to play with members of your 'bubble'. Explore the Suffrage Outside! exhibition while you are here.

$10 per person includes one drink and outdoor seating.
Rain date: Thursday, October 8
The Kalorama Audio Walking Tour
A new self-guided tour explores the history and cultural diversity of the magnificent Kalorama neighborhood; all you need is your cell phone and our map to navigate! Hear the stories from those who know this neighborhood best: diplomats, historic site representatives, residents who live and work here, and friends of the Wilson House, with guest appearances from famous Washingtonians.
Waddy Wood Walking Tour
"If These Walls Could Talk!"
Our recently launched Waddy Butler Wood Walking Tour is available to download. Learn about the history of thirteen houses designed by the famous architect of the Woodrow Wilson House, Waddy Butler Wood, and the people who lived in these houses.
Wilson Wedding Promo!
Considering wedding locations? The intimate and regal Wilson House Garden has been the site of countless wonderful wedding celebrations. Allow us to treat you to a special "preview" of your celebration in the Wilson Garden with a complementary glass of bubbly and a private table to immerse yourselves in the fantasy.
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