Special Programming


In addition to touring our museums and grounds, each site will host special programming during Walk Weekend.

Anderson House – The Society of the Cincinnati: Make your own Revolutionary War tricorn hat and World War I overseas cap to wear while exploring our exhibition The Great Crusade: World War I and the Legacy of the American Revolution.

Dumbarton House: Celebrate their grand reopening after completing a major construction project! Visitors are invited to tour the newly reinterpreted museum and explore an exciting new exhibit, The Exchange. This on-going exhibit will open by featuring a rarely exhibited original printing of the Articles of Confederation (1777) and a second edition of The Federalist [Papers] (1818). Visitors will look back at some of our nation’s early debates around establishing a democratic republic and then be asked to reflect on current democratic principles of America. Visitors are invited throughout the weekend to enjoy light refreshments and participate in the democratic process by sending postcards to their elected officials in support of an issue they care about. Continue the celebration on Sunday, with the seasonal kick off of their Sunday Serenity Yoga at 10am in the tranquil East Park.

National Museum of American Jewish Military History: An expert from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington will be here to answer your genealogy questions. Jewish War Veterans will be on hand to discuss their own experiences in the military. SUNDAY ONLY.

Phillips Collection: In partnership with the Phillips, DC JazzFest celebrates the synergy between jazz and the visual arts with performances by more than a dozen regional artists and rising star ensembles. This free, family-friendly weekend event features storytelling, unique meet-the-artist opportunities, an instrument petting zoo, hands-on art workshops, and more. Saturday, June 3, 10 am–5 pm; Sunday, June 4, noon–7 pm.

The President Woodrow Wilson House : Commemorate the US entry into WWI by making your own Remembrance Poppy and exploring our exhibition Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic, World War I Prints and Drawings from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library. Enjoy the tranquil period garden and take a self-guided tour of the last home of President Woodrow Wilson.