Journey Into History Camp

                                                              

Bugs & Blooms

Explore the grounds of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum with magnifying glass in hand!  Spend three mornings with the Education staff outside in the gardens. Dig for gems, create flower collages, assemble robot bugs, paint with vegetables, plant some grass to take home and care for, complete a scavenger hunt through the boxwood maze and so much more. We’ll have a hard time fitting it all in!


The cost to participate is $60.00 per child ($48 for League of Friends Members) and includes daily snacks and crafts. Those interested in registering or obtaining more information about the “Journey into History Camp” should contact Heather Sutton Education Coordinator at (540) 885-0897, ext. 122 or e-mail hsutton@woodrowwilson.org.  Space in the camp is limited.

Bugs & Blooms Register Here

Architecture, the Arts & a Bit of History, Too!

Though he only lived here a short time, Woodrow Wilson always considered Staunton home. Learn about the history of Staunton beginning with Wilson’s birth in 1856 and moving forward to today. We’ll construct model buildings using sugar cubes, gum drops, straws and much more, write and perform skits in costume and experiment with watercolors with the gardens as inspiration. Always wanted to be in a band? We’ll create our own instruments from found objects!

The cost to participate is $105.00 per child ($84 for League of Friends Members) and includes daily snacks and crafts .  Those interested in registering or obtaining more information about the “Journey into History Camp” should contact Heather Sutton Education Coordinator at (540) 885-0897, ext 122 or e-mail hsutton@woodrowwilson.org.  Space in the camp is limited.

Architecture, the Arts & a Bit of History, Too! Register Here

Grand Workshops!

These workshops are designed for any age. The younger the child, the more help the grandparent will offer!

July 14th – All About Plants. Explore the WWPL gardens and boxwood maze. Use the blooming flowers as inspiration for a petal collage and paint with vegetables. Learn what might have been in the gardens in 1856 and plant a portable garden to take home!

July 15th – Cooking. Mix ingredients to make your own small load of bread. Taste some edible flowers, and make your own paints from fruits and vegetables.  Finish the morning with instant ice cream made in a zip lock baggie!

July 16th – Architecture. Construct a model of a building using gum drops, marshmallows, toothpick and sugar cubes. Design a miniature garden gate from glue, glitter and wire.

The cost to participate is $24.00 per pair ($19.20 for League of Friends Members) for one workshop. Register for all three for $60.00 ($48.00 for League of Friends Members)  Those interested in registering or obtaining more information about the “Journey into History Camp” should contact Heather Sutton Education Coordinator at (540) 885-0897, ext 122 or e-mail hsutton@woodrowwilson.org.  Space in the camp is limited.

Grand Workshops! Register Here

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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