The Present Task of Ministry

The early 20th Century was a time of great technological change and scientific discovery; the airplane, radio and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis was entering the mainstream, as well. In light of these developments, Woodrow Wilson had concerns about the direction of humankind’s spiritual life. Continue reading

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Using Every Part: Meat Preparation in the 1850s

P1040993Located in the downstairs kitchen of the Manse, a square wooden box with an upward turning handle and two metal hinges sits adjacent to the large cooking stove. This object is a replica of a meat grinder possibly used in the Wilson household during their duration in the house from 1855 to 1857. Continue reading

New Collections Blog at WWPL

As the world’s only museum dedicated to showcasing Woodrow Wilson’s life and career, we at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library are pleased to welcome over 20,000 visitors each year to view our museum and tour the home where our 28th President was born in 1856. However, only a small fraction of our collection is currently on display.  Continue reading