STAUNTON, VIRGINIA— The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it will host a group from the international Rolls Royce Owners’ Club for a morning tour and lunch on Thursday, May 7, during the group’s week-long visit to the Shenandoah Valley.
The visit to the Presidential Library is part of the Rolls Royce Owners’ Club’s 2009 Spring Tour of the Shenandoah Valley. The group will spend the week, Sunday through Saturday, May 3-9, in the area. On Monday, the group is traveling to Monterey for the day. On Tuesday, the group will visit Lexington, then return to Staunton for a 6:00 p.m. dinner at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. On Wednesday, the group will travel to Bedford. On Thursday, the group will spend the day in Staunton, starting at 10:00 a.m. with a tour of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, including a special review of President Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine with members of the WWPL Pierce-Arrow Committee. After the tour, the group will have lunch in the gardens at the WWPL with staff and members of the Pierce-Arrow Committee. More than forty members of the club will visit the WWPL. On Friday, the group will travel to Luray.
The Rolls Royce Owners’ Club is open to all with an interest in Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles. Members receive the benefits of enjoying their cars together and sharing information about Rolls Royces and Bentleys. The club, founded in 1951, is based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. There are more than 9,000 members worldwide.
The visit is a part of a busy week at the Presidential Library, including a talk by Newsweek and Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson on Friday, May 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton; the fourth annual Wilson First Families Reunion from Thursday, May 7, until Saturday, May 9; and a talk by military historian Edward Lengel on Saturday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the Library and Research Center at the Presidential Library.
Those interested in more information about the Rolls Royce Owners’ Club’s visit to the WWPL or other events this week should contact Nancy McIntyre, the WWPL Director of Development, at (540) 885-0897, ext. 118, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.