The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum will have a special screening of this documentary at their museum (145 East Main Street, Wytheville) on Saturday, September 26, starting at 4:30 p.m. Though the museum features history pertaining to Edith Bolling Wilson, First Lady and second wife of President Woodrow Wilson, A Soul Of A People, specifically relates to Woodrow Wilson’s dream of humanizing “every process of our common life.” By providing a variety of ways for people with various skills to survive and even prosper during the Depression, The Writer’s Project, which employed 6,600 people in all 48 states, fulfilled Wilson’s vision. The project originally was to create guide books for the various states, but ended up documenting humanity at its best and its worst. The latter caused much controversy for the program.
The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum is featuring the screening in celebration of Smithsonian Museum Day, in which the Wytheville museum is a participant. On September 26, Smithsonian Museum Members are invited to over 900 museums throughout the United States, free of charge. Since the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace is open free to the public (donations welcomed), the Museum felt that offering the screening of A Soul of A People on Smithsonian Museum Day would be a way to welcome both Smithsonian Museum Members as well as the general public.
The screening of A Soul of a People will take place on Saturday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, please call 276-22-EDITH (276-223-3484) or email email@example.com. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum is a tax exempt nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and is located in Wytheville, VA.