Vintage Soiree at the Presidential Home of Woodrow Wilson: Dance under the stars to 20s Jazz and the merriment of a Presidential Garden Soiree
Join us on your own or with friends at the historic Presidential home of Woodrow Wilson for a night of vintage music, fashion, and dancing under the stars.

Event Date

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Event Address

Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S St NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Period vintage or vintage inspired attire encouraged with awards given to the best dressed lady and gentleman of the evening. The event will be presented rain or shine with the event being held indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Event Description

Step back in time for a vintage garden soiree.    Experience the excitement of the 1920s dancing under the stars to the swinging sound of the fabulous Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers. Toast the upcoming anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with a period cocktail as you explore the historic Wilson House museum. As you enjoy your evening, museum staff will be on hand in each major room to highlight artifacts from around the world. Come early for the VIP reception to chat with Women’s History experts and see rare Suffrage artifacts.
 
While entertaining in the fully restored rooms of this Georgian revival townhouse, you will have the opportunity to view elaborate gifts of state from around the world, important materials from Wilson’s presidency, objects from the White House, family items and personal objects. 
 
~ Vintage Attire: Dress up in your favorite Vintage or Vintage inspired attire to compete for a prize.  
~ Specialty Cocktail: Enjoy a vintage cocktail popular in the era (while supplies last).
~ Live Music: jazz and swing from the 20s and 30s by the fabulous Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers
~ Light refreshments served until 8:00 PM.
~ Dancing under the stars in the garden or on the terrace.
P
lease note that space is extremely limited so make your reservations early. Kindly note that this is not a dinner function, so please plan to have dinner before or after the event. Light refreshments will be served. Wine will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.

Tickets

  $35.00 - 7:00 PM General Admission Tickets for ICDC Members:
Admission at 7:00 PM. Step back in time for an exclusive evening at the Presidential home of Woodrow Wilson to experience the elegance of the roaring 20s with an evening of music and the excitement of a Presidential garden soiree with dancing under the stars.

$55.00 - 6:00 PM Admission VIP Tickets for ICDC Members:
Join us from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM for an intimate champagne reception with the Director of the museum followed by an exclusive evening at the Presidential home of Woodrow Wilson to experience the elegance of the roaring 20s with an evening of music and the excitement of a Presidential garden soiree with dancing under the stars.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

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Event Agenda (May change)

VIP Admission, 6:00 PM: 
Begin your evening with a VIP champagne reception hosted by special guests & history experts with access to special areas of the museum. (Ticket prices subject to increase)

General Admission, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: 
Includes one vintage cocktail and light refreshments. Additional drinks for purchase. (Ticket prices subject to increase)

Event concludes at 9:00 PM
The event is not presented as a seated dinner function. Please plan to have dinner before or after the event.

* The event will be presented indoors in the event of inclement weather. Event details are subject to change.

Map/Parking


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

The President Woodrow Wilson House 

Having served as twenty-eighth President of the United States, leading the nation through World War I and giving the world the League of Nations, Woodrow Wilson moved to S Street in 1921 to reflect on his career as scholar, politician and world statesman.  This National Trust Historic Site was designed by Waddy B. Wood, a fashionable Washington architect in 1915 and is authentically furnished. Wilson House gives a special glimpse into the private life of Woodrow Wilson while examining the impact of his consequential presidency on present and future generations.

On display are important materials from Wilson’s presidency; objects from the White House; elaborate gifts of state from around the world; family items and personal objects.  The house also is a living textbook of “modern” American life in the 1920's - from sound recordings to silent films to flapper dresses and zinc sinks.