Thursday, June 29, 2023

President Woodrow Wilson's "Pilgrimage of the Heart"

Walking back to our hotel in Carlisle after dinner during the Hadrian's Wall hike, Tom noticed this plaque on the wall. As part of his ‘Pilgrimage of the Heart’ in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson visited the area where his mother, Janet (Jessie or Jeanie) Woodrow Wilson, was born. His mother was the daughter of the Rev. Thomas Woodrow and his first wife, Marion Williamson.

This loosely fits into my long term project to read books about all of the presidents.

President Woodrow Wilson's "Pilgrimage of the Heart"
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This plaque is located on Lowther Street, Carlisle, United Kingdom. The GPS coordinates for this location are 54° 53' 34.6" N 2° 55' 58.8" W.

The Mother of Thomas Woodrow Wilson,
was born in Carlisle.

Her Father, The Revd Thomas Woodrow, M.A.
was Minister of this Church
then worshipping in Annetwell Street
from February 1820 to June 1835.

This Tablet is placed here to commemorate
President Woodrow Wilsons "Pilgrimage of the Heart"
to this Church, 20th December 1918.

Former Congregational  Church, Carlisle

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