The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum today announced that a group from the Virginia chapter of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution will visit the Presidential Library on Saturday, October 24, at 10:30 a.m. The children are participating in a national contest to determine which state organization learns the most about the United States Presidency by exploring Presidential Libraries. The group will be honored to hear from WWPL President and CEO Don W. Wilson, former Archivist of the United States and one of the foremost experts on Presidential Libraries in the country. Dr. Wilson will speak to the children about what makes the WWPL unique and how it is different from the federal Presidential Library system. In addition, the group will tour President Wilson’s Birthplace and the Woodrow Wilson Museum, during which they will complete scavenger hunts.
A Kansas native, Dr. Wilson served as Historian and Deputy Director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas. He also served as the first Director of the Gerald Ford Presidential Library in Michigan. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed Dr. Wilson as the seventh Archivist of the United States. He was confirmed by the United States Senate, and held the position until 1993. As Archivist, Dr. Wilson oversaw the National Archives and Records Administration, which has custody of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Emancipation Proclamation. He then served as Executive Director of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, where he was responsible for the establishment and development of that Presidential Library.
The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) is the nation’s oldest and largest patriotic youth organization. It offers membership to anyone under the age of 21, lineally descended from someone who rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States.
For questions about the CAR visit, contact Barbara L. Wimble, Manager of Visitor Services, at (540) 885-0897, ext. 106, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the CAR, visit the website at www.nscar.org.