WASHINGTON.- On October 7, 2008, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will unveil a new permanent exhibit depicting the life and legacy of Woodrow Wilson, America's 28th president. Memorabilia, historical information, and a series of short films are among the exhibit's main features, which together serve as a wonderful tribute to, and fascinating exploration of, President Wilson, both as a scholar and a statesman.
The public opening of the exhibit will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as remarks by Wilson Center Board of Trustees Chairman Joseph Gildenhorn, Wilson Center President and Director Lee H. Hamilton, and Dr. Fitz W.M. Woodrow, Jr., a relative of Woodrow Wilson.
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Memorial Exhibit will be permanently housed next to the Center's Memorial Hallway. Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Admission will be free. For more information on the exhibit, please visit http://www.wilsoncenter.org/exhibit.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs.