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Laughers, today we step back in time to unravel the complexities of one of America's presidents straight from the heart of Staunton, Virginia. We’ll take a deep dive into history with the esteemed curator and director of The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, Andrew Phillips. Prepare to be transported back to the days of World War I and the gilded age of antitrust overhaul, as Phillips walks us through the legacy of Woodrow Wilson—the good, the bad, and the controversial. Learn about Wilson's push for global togetherness with the League of Nations, his conflicting stance on women's suffrage, and how his administration was an axis of change and regression in American race relations. Unwrap the rich tapestry of the museum's exhibits, from the luxurious Pierce-Arrow limousine—a symbol of pre-Depression American grandeur—to a hauntingly realistic trench exhibit that lets you step into the soldiers' boots of WWI. Don't miss the museum's commitment to presenting the raw truths of Wilson's presidency, giving visitors a chance to ponder his complicated legacy, and decide for themselves about his contributions to our nation's narrative. Andrew also sheds light on the museum's innovative approach to community storytelling, sharing their latest exhibit that connects the Spanish Flu with today's COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, hear how to keep up with mascot "Woolly Wilson" across social media for the latest museum happenings. Tune in, laugh, learn and remember to support our history keepers at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, because understanding our past is key to our future. Lastly, don’t forget to snag the exclusive promo code for Laughers to get 15% off gourmet popcorn from prepopsterous.com. Cheers!



The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Location: 20 N Coulter, Staunton, Virginia 24401

Website: www.woodrowwilson.org

Follow Their Mascot: Woolly Wilson

X (formerly Twitter): @woolly_wilson 

Instagram: @woollywwplm



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Physical Location: 400 N Main St, Bridgewater, VA 22812

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