Our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson, was born on December 28th, 1856 in Staunton, VA. On that same date in 2015, his Presidential Library and Museum will hold special events to celebrate his birthday.
On Monday December 28th, you can tour the home where he was born, stroll through the gardens, and see the his special 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine.
The home is decorated for the holidays in typical Victorian style of the times. During the 1850’s, decorations would have been minimal and any decorations on the typical small tree would have been hand-made. Docents will be on hand to answer questions and give insights to the lifestyle of Woodrow Wilson’s family when he was born in this home.
Special activities for children will be happening throughout the day. Members of the Pierce-Arrow Committee will be there to provide detailed information about the limousine the President owned after his second term in office. The award-winning car is now in perfect running condition and has become quite a point of interest at the museum.
Refreshments and souvenir items can be purchased at the Museum Shop. You can even buy a commemorative ornament showing the 1919 Pierce-Arrow limo or a refrigerator magnet that displays one of Wilson’s quotes – “Do not follow people who stand still”.
This special Woodrow Wilson Birthday Celebration runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and is free and open to the public.