Former Ambassador Joseph Gildenhorn, Wilson Center President & CEO Jane Harman and “Woody” cut the ribbon.

It’s an important day when Former Ambassador Joseph Gildenhorn, Wilson Center President & CEO Jane Harman and “Woody” cut the ribbon. Such was the scene Tuesday, June 4, as the trio officially reopened of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Memorial Exhibit and Learning Center.

The event, held in the Wilson Center’s memorial hallway, featured remarks by Ambassador Gildenhorn and Diane Tucker, director of the center’s Serious Games Initiative. The Wilson Center’s board of directors, Wilson council, staff and friends were in attendance.

The opening of the new exhibit helps celebrate the centennial of Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency by allowing visitors to connect with Wilson’s story like never before. With multi-touch displays, visitors to the exhibit are able to interact with the information around them and explore global issues while following President Wilson’s life on a digital road map.

The first interactive display features short video interviews with Wilson Center staff and scholars on global challenges. Users interact with these issues, and see how they, as policymakers, could shape the world. In the second interactive display, visitors discover the life and legacy of President Wilson through an interactive timeline featuring vintage photos, major speeches, legislative priorities, and personal correspondence.

The exhibit is permanently housed next to the Woodrow Wilson Center's Memorial Hallway, and admission to the interactive exhibit is always free. Learn more>>>