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Seersucker Garden Soiree: Dance under the stars to 20s Jazz and the merriment of a Presidential Garden Soiree
July 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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, dancing under the stars to a live band, and the excitement of a Presidential vintage garden soiree. Join us on your own or with friends to the rare opportunity to experience the ambiance of a vintage Presidential garden soiree.
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.
President Wilson was the first US President to travel in Europe, and received numerous state gifts which (unlike the leaders of today) he was able to keep. On display are gifts from the allied heads of state including a Gobelin Tapestry from the people of France, a mosaic from Pope Benedict XV and autographed portraits of the British Monarchs. As you enjoy your evening, museum staff will be on hand in each major room to highlight artifacts from around the world.
~ Vintage Music: Enjoy thrilling 1920s jazz music performed by the Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers.
~ Vintage Attire: Dress up in your favorite vintage or vintage inspired attire.
~ Dance under the stars in the garden of Woodrow Wilson House.*
– Attend on your own or with friends to meet other ICDC Members and make new friends
~ Delectable desserts: Enjoy delectable selection of desserts. ~ Wine and drinks will be available for purchase.
Please 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 food will be served. Wine will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.