Wilson Remembered in Radio’s Beginnings

Commercial radio began during Wilson’s presidency with the first commercial radio station in the United States – KDKA Pittsburgh – beginning to broadcast toward the end of Wilson’s presidency on November 2, 1920. Ironically, KDKA’s broadcast history began with the reading of the 1920 presidential election returns to see who would replace Wilson in the White House. Continue reading

Dr. Cary T. Grayson’s Naval Coat

To the lower right of Woodrow Wilson’s sharp 6 button coat in the newest photography exhibit of the president’s month long trip to the western United States stands a dark blue, double breasted American naval uniform presented with Rear Admiral Honors along the cuffs. This naval jacket, with accompanying hat, was donated to the museum by the family of the late Dr. Cary T. Grayson who regularly wore the uniform at the side of his patient President Wilson during their campaign west visiting with the American people and promoting an upcoming vote on America’s possible entry to the League of Nations. Dr. Grayson arguably spent more time with the president than anyone else during the course of his eight years in office from 1913 to 1921. Continue reading