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WWPL to Present Victorian Valentine’s Day Celebration and Tea January 10, 2014
The U.S. Federal Reserve Turns 100 December 14, 2013
Woodrow Wilson versus the Suffragettes December 13, 2013
Woodrow Wilson Birthday Celebration December 12, 2013
Christmas in the Manse; 1850s Staunton, Virginia November 13, 2013
New Education Coordinator Announced October 26, 2013
A. Scott Berg to Speak at WWPL Annual Luncheon September 27, 2013
Ellen and Edith Featured on C-Span September 25, 2013
CBS Sunday Morning Visits Wilson Library August 27, 2013
The Forgotten Mrs. Wilson July 16, 2013
Museum To Celebrate Flag Day with Free Flags for Guests June 14, 2013
Woodrow Wilson was as important as FDR or LBJ. Why aren’t we celebrating his 100th anniversary? June 10, 2013
Ellen Axson Wilson: An American Impressionist Exhibition Gallery Opens June 4, 2013
Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Help Fund New WWPL Children’s Exhibit May 31, 2013
Valley’s Hidden Treasures, An Antique Appraisal Show May 27, 2013
WWPL Joins Blue Star Museum Program and Offers Free Admission for Active Military Thru Labor Day May 27, 2013
Opening of ‘Robertson Hall” The New Pierce Arrow Exhibit May 24, 2013
WWPL Offers Free Admission to Mothers on Mother’s Day May 12, 2013
Historic Garden Week Tour April 20, 2013
The Opie Communication Room Dedication March 14, 2013
‘Essex Troop’ Print Arrives for Inauguration Centennial March 4, 2013
Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace Highlighted in Dallas Morning News Along with Presidential Sites Near Charlottesville June 29, 2011
WWPL President and CEO to Give Talk at Eisenhower Presidential Library June 29, 2011
Become a Charter Member By June 30 and Be Recognized on Plaque in Museum June 17, 2011
Jazz Music and Staunton Braves to Highlight Summer History Camp June 16, 2011
Recreation News Magazine Spotlights WWPL and Shenandoah National Park May 17, 2011
WWPL to Host a Virginia War Memorial Teacher Institute May 17, 2011
Presidential Library Featured on Shenandoah Valley Radio, TV, and Website May 12, 2011
Vintage Chevrolet Club to Visit Presidential Library May 3, 2011
New Director of Museum Operations Announced April 19, 2011
Speakeasy Gala Attendees Enjoy Entertaining Evening March 30, 2011
Birthplace Gardens Highlighted in Old House Journal March 22, 2011
Woodrow Wilson Forum at James Madison University Well-Attended March 22, 2011
Reinstallation of the 1916 Election to the Beginning of World War I Gallery March 15, 2011
Woodrow Wilson Postmark Student Art Contest March 10, 2011
Students Interview President Woodrow Wilson at Mock Press Conference February 28, 2011
Victorian Valentine’s Day Celebration a Hit with Girls Ages 7-10 February 17, 2011
Presidential Library to Select St. Albans Student as Woodrow Wilson Scholar January 28, 2011
Wilson and World War I Class Part of OLLI Adult Education Offerings January 19, 2011
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Highlighted in AAA World Magazine January 6, 2011
Record Crowd Attends Woodrow Wilson Birthday Open House January 6, 2011
New World War I Trench Experience featured in The History Channel Club E-Blast December 15, 2010
Tour of World War I Battlefields in France a Success December 15, 2010
WWPL to Host Woodrow Wilson Birthday Open House on December 28th December 7, 2010
WWPL to Present Veterans Day Program and Offer Free Tours to Veterans November 5, 2010
World War I Author Edward Lengel to be WWPL Annual Luncheon Speaker November 5, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Builds Bridges to France October 27, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum to Hold Fall Teachers’ Workshop October 13, 2010
Presidential Library Announces Appointment of Six New Trustees August 31, 2010
President Wilson’s Pierce-Arrow Wins Award and Attracts Visitors in Kansas City July 28, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum to Lead Teaching American History Site Visits July 26, 2010
Presidential Library to Host Virginia War Memorial Teacher Institute July 23, 2010
New Membership Campaign Announced June 21, 2010
President Wilson’s Pierce-Arrow to be Featured in Kansas City Events June 16, 2010
Presidential Library to Hold Teaching American History Teacher Institute June 15, 2010
Flag Day at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library June 4, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum to Host Two Sessions of Journey Into History Summer Camp for Children June 3, 2010
Local Historian to Give Illustrated Talk on World War I Battlefields June 1, 2010
World War I Trench Grand Opening a Success May 30, 2010
World War I Exhibit Grand Opening to Include Re-enactors, Period Music, and Refreshments May 19, 2010
WWPL’s Historic Gardens Featured in PBS Documentary “Road Trip to History” to be Shown Tonight May 17, 2010
WWPL to Assist Girl Scout World Hunger Effort May 10, 2010
WWPL Offers Free Admission to Mothers on Mother’s Day May 3, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum to Hold Spring Teachers’ Workshop April 23, 2010
New Woodrow Wilson Centennial Commission Formed April 12, 2010
Foreign Policy Expert to Keynote Presidential Library’s National Symposium April 7, 2010
WWPL to Lead Staunton Library After-School Program March 30, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to Host Educator Open House March 24, 2010
Middle School Trunk Contest Winners to Visit Presidential Library March 24, 2010
Chamber of Commerce to Tour Presidential Library’s New World War I Exhibit March 15, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to Open New World War I Exhibit March 10, 2010
Students to Hold Woodrow Wilson Press Conference February 23, 2010
WWPL to Lead Girl Scout Thinking Day Program February 17, 2010
WWPL Offers Free Admission for Students on Presidents’ Day and Newly Renovated Museum Entrance February 12, 2010
Presidential Library to Select St. Albans Student as Woodrow Wilson Scholar January 28, 2010
Presidential Library to Host Southern Virginia University Students January 26, 2010
WWPL Announces Temporary Closure of Museum for Renovations January 7, 2010
WWPL to Host Woodrow Wilson Birthday Open House on December 28th December 15, 2009
WWPL to Present Veterans Day Program and Offer Free Admission to Veterans November 3, 2009
WWPL to Honor Three Legendary Retiring Teachers November 2, 2009
Wilson Scholar and Author John Milton Cooper to be WWPL’s Annual Luncheon Speaker October 27, 2009
Children of the American Revolution to Visit Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum October 22, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Announces “Ladies in Black: Victorian Mourning Ritual October 21, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Announces Free Family Activities for Red Brick District Roll-out October 14, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum to Hold Fall Teachers’ Workshop October 8, 2009
Presidential Library Honors Janet Campbell for Forty Years of Service September 16, 2009
Model A Club to Visit Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum September 16, 2009
Presidential Library Honors Janet Campbell for Forty Years of Service August 31, 2009
Bedford County Schools Consortium Advised by Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Receives $743,000 Teaching American History Grant July 13, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Announces Appointments of Peter F. deVaux as Honorary Chair and Three New Trustees June 29, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to Host Journey Into History Camp for Children June 17, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum to Hold Teaching American History Teacher Institute June 10, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum To Celebrate Flag Day With Flags for Guests June 9, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to Present Essay Contest Awards to Woodrow Wilson High School Students May 27, 2009
Former United States Archivist to Head Presidential Library May 26, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to be Part of PBS Documentary “Road Trip to History” May 15, 2009
WWPL Displays Wedding Exhibit, Including White House Wedding Dress May 6, 2009
WWPL to Host Rolls Royce Owners’ Club May 4, 2009
WWPL Offers Free Admission to Mothers on Mothers’ Day May 1, 2009
Military Historian Edward Lengel To Keynote 2009 Woodrow Wilson Family Reunion April 27, 2009

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Wilson was president throughout World War I. He attempted to keep America out of the war and even won reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Nonetheless, after the sinking of the Lusitania, continued run-ins with German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram, America became involved. with the Lusitania, the continued harassment of American ships by German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram meant that America joined the allies in April, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson was President when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Wilson piloted the ship that brought America onto the world stage. He made the first steps of leading us out of isolationism, violating Washington's tenet of avoiding foreign entanglements.

He led America during World War I. His fervent hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being."

The Seventeenth Amendment was formally adopted on May 31, 1913. Wilson had been president for almost three months at the time. The amendment provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to its adoption, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.

Wilson was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He had received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Woodrow Wilson could not read during the first decade of his life. Though undiagnosed, he may have suffered from a learning disability

Woodrow Wilson was known as "Tommy" until his college years.

Woodrow Wilson during his boyhood, helped establish the "Lightfoot Baseball Club" with his friends. Wilson played second base and was an avid sport fan throughout his adult life.

Woodrow Wilson was the first president to attend the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. He saw the debut of a young 20 year old pitcher by the name of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Woodrow Wilson was a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University and the only president to hold an earned doctoral degree.

Woodrow Wilson image is on the $100,000 bill although it is no longer in circulation