The purposes of the Wilsonian Club, Inc. include organizing events and activities that foster greater knowledge, appreciation and understanding among the residents of the Washington, D.C. area regarding (a) the political, diplomatic, and cultural history of Central and Eastern Europe, (b) the historical and modern relationship between Central and Eastern Europe and the United States, (c) the role of United States President Woodrow Wilson in the creation of today’s Eastern and Central Europe, and (d) the shared cross-cultural and transnational interests among the peoples of the nations of Central and Eastern Europe and the United States.
The Wilsonian Club, Inc. is named after Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States of America, who led the United States during the First World War and thereafter played a decisive role in the reorganization of Central and Eastern Europe and the establishment of the League of Nations. The Wilsonian Club, Inc. follow in the traditions of the unincorporated association called “The Wilsonian Club” that operated in Washington, D.C. from 1968 until it wound up its affairs and helped found the Wilsonian Club, Inc. in 2017. The Wilsonian Club, Inc. may be sometimes called and known as “The Wilsonian Club.”
The Wilsonian Club, Inc. invites the participation of all who possess an interest in its goals. A particular effort will be made to reach out to the embassies in Washington, D.C. of the nations of Central and Eastern Europe, Americans with an interest in the history, culture or commerce of Central and Eastern Europe, and residents of the Washington, D.C. area who have family in, or who themselves have lived in or traveled to, Central and Eastern Europe.
The Wilsonian Club, Inc. supports its activities through membership dues, individual and corporate donations, admission fees for its events, and grants from various sources.