The Woodrow Presidential Library and Museum was delighted to be featured recently in a podcast on ShenandoahValley.com as well as a story on Shenandoah Valley TV. Marcy Molinaro, new Director of Operations, discussed the newly refreshed 1916 Campaign exhibit which includes an early voting machine with levers and many campaign buttons and other memorabilia from the collection of Board of Trustee member, Tony Atkiss of Texas. She also elaborated on her plans to update the 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine exhibit which features President Wilson’s car that he used while he was president and in his retirement. Some of the planned changes include turning the exhibit into a 1920’s garage with panels that describe the history of the car and its restoration, as well as video clips of Woodrow Wilson with his car shown on a big-screen TV. She mentioned that the Pierce-Arrow is still used for special occasions including local parades and some national events.
Molinaro also will be re-installing exhibits in the birthplace manse and re-interpreting the life of the Wilson family while they were living in the home. In addition, this fall she plans to introduce a foodways program which will interpret the preparation, presentation, and serving of food in the Wilson household.
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