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 our Education Department.

PROGRAMS

"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.

Woodrow Wilson and Slavery

World War I, the Federal Reserve, and… slavery?  When one thinks of Woodrow Wilson, slavery is rarely a part of the conversation, but did you know he was born in the South before the Emancipation Proclamation?  In this virtual visit, you will learn about the enslaved people who worked in Wilson’s home when he was a young boy, the little-discussed practice of leasing labor, and how this exposure shaped his later life.