This Week at the Woodrow Wilson House
December 28, 2020
Looking Back
Looking Forward
As we look back on 2020, a year like none other, we are reminded of the value celebrating rituals year after year brings us. Today we mark the anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s birth. Each year, a U.S. military general or naval flag officer lays a wreath at the gravesite of each deceased former U.S. president on his birthday. Despite the pandemic, this duty is still carried out. Today, a wreath-laying ceremony was performed by Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV, commanding general, JFHQ-NCR / USAMDW at the tomb of Woodrow Wilson at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Prayers were said for both the President and First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson, who died on this day, Wilson’s birthday, in 1961. 

As we look forward to 2021 we are eager for a return to normalcy such as celebrating rituals, together, and reopening our doors to visitors and guests.

And in 2021, more than ever, we are reminded that normalcy cannot mean that we forget the issues that the Woodrow Wilson House is dedicated to exploring and understanding. We will continue to use Wilson’s legacy, African American history and women’s history to help people understand today’s issues of social and racial justice within a historical context.

We look forward to having you join us virtually, and when possible, in person.

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!
Wilson House Digital Events
With the return of cold weather, it's a great time to try out one of our virtual offerings. Join us for speakers on zoom, explore the house and collection online, read blog articles about historic sites across the US or take a virtual tour of Suffrage Outside.
The Tuesday Speaker Series Returns in 2021
On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, notable historians, curators, and leaders explore the 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.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 12pm
Enemy Talk to Fake News:
Wilson and the Origins of Modern Government Propaganda
John Maxwell Hamilton, author of Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda (released in late 2020), explores the roots of modern-day propaganda in WWI, bringing the story up to date with an examination of the implications for contemporary America. 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12pm
The Arc of Suffrage
The day before he was sworn in as president in 1913, Woodrow Wilson was met by a modern suffrage parade organized by young Quaker Alice Paul. Women’s suffrage had gone outside to the streets with the result that Wilson was the first president to face the Votes for Women movement day in, day out, for years. Jamie Stiehm and Lucy Lang discuss the Arc of the modern 20th century Suffrage movement. 
Watch the 2020 Speaker Series on the Wilson House YouTube Channel
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
Visit the Woodrow Wilson House from the comfort of home! Meet with Executive Director Elizabeth Karcher for a video tour of Wilson House and the recent Suffrage Outside! exhibition followed by a chance to ask questions. 
Virtual Exhibitions
History Travel Blog
See America through the eyes of a Wilson House Fall Scholar as she explores how people and places across the country remember their history. Maggie Wald spent the fall of 2020 traveling around the country while attending college virtually. Follow her travels at
Please Support the Wilson House
We know there are many worthy causes and reasons to give this season. Please consider the President Woodrow Wilson House as one of those reasons for giving. Your gift will allow us to continue great programs like the Tuesday Speaker Series, Suffrage Outside! Exhibition, Student Volunteer Scholars Program and the Walking Tours.
Please sponsor one of these programs - with your help we have already raised $4,500 towards our goal of $6,000 to underwrite the 2021 Spring Speaker Series. THANK YOU!
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