The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum announced today that children and students accompanied by an adult will be admitted for free this Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy an engaging guided tour of President Wilson’s birthplace, a beautiful pre-Civil War manse, and the Woodrow Wilson Museum, where six galleries tell his inspiring story as a professor, President, and peacemaker. Families will especially enjoy exploring the Museum with the challenging scavenger hunts, playing and learning in the Museum’s improved Kids’ Corner, and viewing the President’s Pierce-Arrow limousine. As always, the Presidential Library’s year-round Hometown Advantage discount of half-price admission for residents of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County applies.
All guests will enter into a newly renovated entrance area in the Woodrow Wilson Museum, including a new front desk and new signage. These improvements will soon be followed with a new World War I trench exhibit, to be completed in March.
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 historic gardens, and the Woodrow Wilson Museum, including the President’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine. The WWPL is constructing a World War I exhibit to be completed in the next month. The WWPL also sponsors educational programming for thousands of schoolchildren each year and hosts teachers’ institutes and a variety of other education symposia. In addition, the WWPL attracts top-flight speakers, including Scott Berg, Larry Sabato, Cokie Roberts, Bill Schneider, Robert Samuelson, and Walter Russell Mead.
The WWPL has a large collection of Wilson and Wilson-era documents and has established the Wilson e-Library, an on-line digital archive through which students, teachers, scholars, and the public can access these documents for free. Recently, the WWPL purchased an historic building next to the Museum and began the process of turning it into the Library and Research Center.
For more information, call the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum at (540) 885-0897, ext. 100, or visit the website at www.woodrowwilson.org.