“The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum provides exhibits and programs that encourage me to examine a pivotal time in history – from a broken nation healing from the Civil War to becoming the leader among nations.  It seems that so many of the answers to today’s problems can be found by studying the past. Thank you for allowing me to learn from the successes and the failures of a leader and a nation.” -- A 2017 WWPL Visitor  

A National Historic Landmark, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is accredited by the American Alliance for Museums, the only accrediting agency for museums in the United States.  The WWPL is not part of the Presidential Library System because the federal Presidential Libraries Act of 1955 covers presidents from Herbert Hoover to the present. Our organization is sustained entirely by admissions and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations.  

Our staff is busy creating opportunities to connect citizens of all ages to the study of history and its relevance for today.  Your support ensures that we can continue to the varied programs that we present to people of all ages.



The Annual Fund is the lifeblood of every non-profit organization. Your donation to our Annual Fund helps keep our doors open and the lights on for the community. The Annual Fund may not have the glamour of a capital campaign or naming opportunity, but it is vital to the ongoing operations of our organization.



Membership in the League of Friends is an investment in preserving our history and Woodrow Wilson's ideals of international peace, domestic reform, and an informed citizenry. Your annual support underwrites exhibits, collections care, and educational programs. Our League of Friends members provide the backbone of our annual support, and nearly 80% of the funds contributed by our members goes directly to educational programs and exhibits for our members and visitors.  Joining the League of Friends ensures that this national treasure for research and education will be available for future generations.  

• Free, unlimited admission
• 15% discount in the President's Shop
• Subscription to the Wilson Review newsletter
• Preferred registration and/or free or discounted admission for special events
• Admission to members only events and previews

Every month, the Library & Museum holds a number of special events for people of all ages. Check out our Calendar Of Events for upcoming opportunities. We hope to see you soon!

Become a sponsor for one of our special events, educational programs, or temporary exhibits. More details coming soon!

The majority of the objects in the Library & Museum's collections have been received through gifts of generous donors.  If you have materials that you believe might be of interest for inclusion in our holdings, please contact our Curator or Head Archivist. Some gifts may qualify as tax deductible donations. 

As you consider your financial and estate planning, we hope you will also consider the Library & Museum.  Please talk with your financial advisor regarding possible benefits as a result of your planned gift.

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for a loved one? Consider making a donation to the Library & Museum in their honor or memory.  Annual recognition of tribute gifts appear in our publication Wilson Review. If you would like the person to be notified of your gift, please provide their name and contact information in a letter, email, or in the notes section of the online donation page. We do not disclose the amount of your gift to the person, only that we have received the tribute gift.

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As a Business Member you can take pride in supporting the Library & Museum, an educational and cultural mainstay in Staunton for 80 years. The Library & Museum provides important cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities; enhances the quality of life for area residents; contributes to our tourism economy; and preserves our history for future generations.  

• Members only exhibit previews and special events for you and your employees
• Business listing and link on our website
• Savings on Museum facility rentals
• Early registration opportunities for special events
• Discount in Museum Shop for membership card holders


The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.  A copy of the Foundation’s financial statements, 990 tax forms, and audit are available by request.  Please direct all requests to the Development Associate.