Wilson 150: The Exhibition
May 30 - September 28, 2008 NOW CLOSED
The life and career of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States and one of two presidents who lived in South Carolina, is reviewed in the “mini-exhibit” Wilson 150: The Exhibition, now at the South Carolina State Museum.
The exhibit, organized by the Woodrow Wilson House, a National Trust Historic Site in Washington, D.C. and created in 2006 for the sesquicentennial of Wilson’s birth, chronicles his life in public office as well as his private life through political memorabilia and personal effects such as his signature top hat, formal wear, and powerful photographic images. While the exhibition examines Wilson as a determined president, educator, world statesman and peacemaker (he received the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the League of Nations), it also provides a rare insight into his everyday pleasures and paints a deeper portrait of his humanity.