STAUNTON, VA - To honor and say “THANK YOU” to the Public Service Employees of Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to offer free admission to local police officers, fire fighters, and public works employees and their immediate families during the week of March 15th through March 21st. By honoring local Public Service Employees the Woodrow Wilson Library hopes to highlight the accomplishments of these dedicated public servants who work tirelessly on our behalf and who rarely get the credit they deserve.
Admission to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library includes a guided tour of Wilson's birthplace, the Presbyterian Manse, the home provided by the church for the Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson and his family. Interpreters will take you back to 1856, the year when Wilson was born and discuss his family, upbringing, and the lifestyle of the period. Visitors may then proceed to the museum for a self-guided tour and explore President Wilson's life and legacy through a series of galleries. The museum features the President's original 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine and a recreated World War I trench complete with lights and sound. Guests may also enjoy walking through the gardens, designed by Charles Gillette, which are located behind the
For those interested in more information about Public Service Recognition Week or about visiting the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum should contact Bob Robinson, Director of Marketing at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, at (540) 885-0897, ext. 119, or by email at rrobinson@woodrowwilson.