The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library houses Woodrow Wilson materials from during and immediately after his lifetime, as well as memoirs of those who worked with him, and governmental volumes concerning World War I. The library is located at the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, at 18–24 North Coalter Street in Staunton, Virginia. The library is home to the Woodrow Wilson presidential car, a Pierce Arrow limousine.
The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace is referred to as The Manse, which is the name of a Presbyterian minister's home. The Manse was constructed in 1846 by the Staunton First Presbyterian Church. It has twelve rooms with twelve fireplaces, and cost about $4,000 (equal to $ today). The Wilson family moved into the house in 1855. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in what is now called the "birth room" on December 28, 1856. The Wilsons left The Manse in early 1858 when Joseph Wilson accepted a call from a congregation in Augusta, Georgia.
After the Wilsons moved out of the Manse it remained a Presybterian minister's home well into the 1920s. It was only after Woodrow Wilson's death that his... Read More