Tastes & Tunes in the Garden, A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day

May 10, 2014
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Your Mother might tell you that being loved by her family is all she could ask for on Mother's Day.  But the fact remains that this is the one day of the year to celebrate Mom officially, so why not make sure that it’s an enjoyable and memorable occasion;  and what better place to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day than in the Gardens of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library!  After all it was Wilson, who on May 9, 1914, issued the proclamation that established Mother’s Day as a National Holiday. 
So celebrate Mom, Saturday May 10 from 3-6 pm, in the Historic Gardens of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library at 20 North Coalter Street Staunton, Virginia and enjoy the music of Lark in the Meadow, Sara Petras, and Valerie McQueen while tasting some of the best wine and beer the Shenandoah Valley has to offer.  Admission is free to the public thanks to the generous support of our sponsors John Huggins of Shenandoah Concerts, John and Shelby Higgs of Barren Ridge Vineyards, Three Notch’d Brewery, and Cheryl and John Huggins of Shenandoah Hops.  For additional information e-mail Bob Robinson at rrobinson@woodrowwilson.org or call 540-885-0897 ext. 119.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Street: 18 North Coalter St.
Zip: 24401
City: Staunton

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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