The WWPL is pleased to announce the schedule of events for the 2015 Fall Symposium slated to begin Thursday, November 5th and concluding Friday, November 6th. The topics to be discussed at this years symposium were selected specifically for their particular interest to the general public. Beginning Thursday evening, November 5th at 7:00 pm, the symposium opens with former Archivist of the United States, The Honorable Don W. Wilson's presentation which was delivered recently to the employees of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Virginia "Woodrow Wilson and the Federal Reserve Act: The History and Importance of the Federal Reserve System."
The Symposium continues Friday morning at 10:00 am as Shenandoah National Park Interpretative Park Ranger, Michael Punches, presents "The Re-creation Experiment: The History of the National Park Service and the Shenandoah National Park." President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service on August 25, 1916 as a seperate agency to manage the nation's National Parks and Monuments. Following this presentation, lunch will be provided at 11:30 am in the Lescure Center of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library with an RSVP to Karen Dodson at email@example.com or call at (540) 885-0897 ext. 113.
The Symposium concludes Friday afternoon at 1:30 pm as Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies author, Kristie Miller, presents "Take Good Care of My Husband: The Death of Ellen Wilson and Woodrow's Courtship of Edith Galt" as she discusses the period of Woodrow Wilson's life between the death of his first wife Ellen and his courtship of his second wife Edith. A book signing will follow this presentation.
All three seminars are free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and will take place in the Library and Reserarch Center of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum located at 235 East Beverley St., Staunton, VA . Those interested in receiving more information abouut the Symposium should contact Andrew Phillips, Curator at the WWPL at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (540) 885-0897 ext. 111.