Virtual Field Trip

What do you get if you combine the Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library’s top-notch educational programs and 21st Century technology? Virtual Field Trips!

The Library & Museum will bring interactive sessions into any classroom or facility that has an Internet connection and a computer with a microphone and speakers. Our museum educators will use a state-of-the-art video conferencing system to make history come alive for students or adult groups who would not otherwise be able to visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library campus. Programs are designed to inspire curiosity and provide a deeper understanding of our present-day world through the lens of history.

Together, the educator and students will examine artifacts, photos, maps, and video clips to explore World War I, and that unique era in our country’s past. Learn about events leading up to the war and see how propaganda was used to influence public opinion on the “home front”.  Explore a World War l trunk and learn about life in the trenches, and evaluate President Wilson’s involvement in the war including the Fourteen Points and the League of Nations.

If your classroom or group is too far away to visit in person, let us bring history to you! Scheduling of sessions will be conducted through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration or directly through the Library & Museum. For more information, please contact Heather Sutton - Education Coordinator, (540) 885-0897 ex. 122.


"Over There...Over Here, The Great War"
History comes alive through an authentic World War I trunk filled with artifacts and primary sources that tell the story of the 'war to end all wars.'

Professor, President and Peacemaker
Primary source materials reveal Wilson's achievements as an academic, statesman and world leader.

Journey Into History
Young students love this program comparing their lives with the lives of children in the 1850s.  Students discover what life was live 160 years ago by looking at period clothing, learning about Victorian games, seeing images from Woodrow Wilson's birthplace, and taking a glimpse into a one room school house.