WWPL to host Woodrow Wilson birthday celebration

woodrow wilsonThe Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum will host its annual Woodrow Wilson Birthday Open House on Friday, Dec. 28, from 11: 00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All activities are free and open to the public.

Robin von Seldeneck, President and CEO of the WWPL, said, “Dec. 28th is one of our favorite days of the year at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, as we celebrate the birth of President Wilson with an event open to the entire community free of charge”.

Several activities will be available to visitors, from guided Christmas Tours of Wilson’s Birthplace to self-guided tours of the Museum that details the life and times of Woodrow Wilson.  Additionally, there will be children’s activities, light refreshments and special music by local musician Bill Harouff, and by members of the Stonewall Flutes of the Shenandoah.  Members of the Pierce-Arrow Committee will be on hand to provide unique information about President Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow presidential limousine.   Visitors can also shop for distinctive gifts at a savings of 20% off the regular price in The President’s Shop.   Raffle tickets will be sold for a gift basket from the gift shop and also a gift certificate, with all proceeds going toward educational programming.

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is open 360 days a year for guests from around the world to tour the President’s Birthplace, the Woodrow Wilson Museum, including the President’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine, and the Library and Archives.

The Presidential Library sponsors educational programming for thousands of schoolchildren each year and hosts teachers’ institutes, and a variety of other educational programs.  The Presidential Library has a large collection of Wilson and Wilson-era documents, many of which can be accessed on the on-line digital archive.

For more information about the Open House, please contact Cynthia Polhill – Visitor Services Coordinator at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum at (540) 885-0897, ext. 106 or cpolhill@woodrowwilson.org.

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum is located at 20 N. Coalter Street in Staunton and includes Wilson’s birthplace, a museum, and library and archives. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday, and 12 – 4 p.m. on Sundays. For additional information, call 540-885-0897 or visit www.woodrowwilson.org.

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