Happy Birthday, President Wilson!

by Casey Higgins | Posted on December 28th, 2011

On December 28, 1856 Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia. While he was taken to Georgia as an infant, he always referred to himself as a Virginian. Wilson was the 28th President of the United States of America.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Virginia.

Visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton today – for free – until 5 p.m. On display is his Pierce-Arrow limousine, and you’ll be intrigued with the new state-of-the-art World War I trench exhibit. Children will enjoy the interactive Kids’ Corner, and it’s a beautiful day for a stroll through the boxwood garden.

Can’t make it today? Visit 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday or from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday (winter hours). Admission is $5 to $14 depending on age; kids 6 and under are free.

Additionally, the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia is hosting a multi-gallery long-term exhibit called The Story of Virginia¬†in which Woodrow Wilson is included in the Americans Again segment focusing on World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. The Historical Society is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 ’til 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Learn more about Virginia’s Presidents at¬†http://www.virginia.org/BirthplacePresidents/.

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