Seersucker Garden Soiree at the Presidential Home of Woodrow Wilson: Dance under the stars to 20s Jazz and the merriment of a Presidential Garden Soiree
Join us on your own or with friends at the historic Presidential home of Woodrow Wilson for a night of vintage music, fashion, and dancing under the stars.

Event Date

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S St NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Period vintage or vintage inspired attire encouraged with awards given to the best dressed lady and gentleman of the evening. The event will be presented rain or shine with the event being held indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Event Description

Step back in time for an exclusive evening at the Presidential home of Woodrow Wilson to experience the elegance of the roaring 20s with an evening of music, dancing under the stars to a live band, and the excitement of a Presidential vintage garden soiree. Join us on your own or with friends to the rare opportunity to  experience the ambiance of a vintage Presidential garden soiree.

While entertaining in the fully restored rooms of this Georgian revival townhouse, you will have the opportunity to view elaborate gifts of state from around the world, important materials from Wilson’s presidency, objects from the White House, family items and personal objects. 

President Wilson was the first US President to travel in Europe, and received numerous state gifts which (unlike the leaders of today) he was able to keep.  On display are gifts from the allied heads of state including a Gobelin Tapestry from the people of France, a mosaic from Pope Benedict XV and autographed portraits of the British Monarchs.  As you enjoy your evening, museum staff will be on hand in each major room to highlight artifacts from around the world. 

~ Vintage Music: Enjoy thrilling 1920s jazz music performed by the Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers.
~ Vintage Attire: Dress up in your favorite vintage or vintage inspired attire.
~ Dance under the stars in the garden of Woodrow Wilson House.*
- Attend on your own or with friends to meet other ICDC Members and make new friends
~ Delectable desserts: Enjoy delectable selection of desserts. ~ Wine and drinks will be available for purchase.
lease note that space is extremely limited so make your reservations early. Kindly note that this is not a dinner function, so please plan to have dinner before or after the event. Desserts will be served. Wine will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.

Event Agenda (May change)

VIP Experience: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
VIP Reception with a glass of Champagne glass. 2 Drinks included.
Welcome reception with the Director of Woodrow Wilson House.
Take an exclusive peak at President Woodrow Wilson’s personal wine cellar including wine bottles dating back to the prohibition era in the 1920s.
Enjoy the rest of the event with General Admission commencing at 7:45 PM.

General Admission 7:15
Dance under the stars to a live band performing thrilling sounds from the 1920s.*
Sample a selection of delectable desserts.
Wine will be available for purchase.
Meet ICDC members and donors and supporters of the Woodrow Wilson House
Learn about the history of the roaring 1920s from the prohibition to jazz

Event concludes at 9:30 PM
The event is not presented as a seated dinner function. Please plan to have dinner before or after the event.

The event will be presented indoors in the event of inclement weather. Event details are subject to change.

We Are Grateful for Your Support

We greatly appreciate your contribution towards the International Club of DC Inc by making your reservation. Your support makes it possible for us to present diverse cultural events to our members. Kindly note that your contribution is unrelated to the embassy or venue the event is being presented at and all proceeds from the event are used solely by International Club of DC Inc. to cover expenses related to presenting cultural events to our members.


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

The President Woodrow Wilson House 

Having served as twenty-eighth President of the United States, leading the nation through World War I and giving the world the League of Nations, Woodrow Wilson moved to S Street in 1921 to reflect on his career as scholar, politician and world statesman.  This National Trust Historic Site was designed by Waddy B. Wood, a fashionable Washington architect in 1915 and is authentically furnished. Wilson House gives a special glimpse into the private life of Woodrow Wilson while examining the impact of his consequential presidency on present and future generations.

On display are important materials from Wilson’s presidency; objects from the White House; elaborate gifts of state from around the world; family items and personal objects.  The house also is a living textbook of “modern” American life in the 1920's - from sound recordings to silent films to flapper dresses and zinc sinks.