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President Woodrow Wilson, a Virginia native, would be celebrating his 155th birthday today.
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President Woodrow Wilson, a Virginia native, would be celebrating his 155th birthday today.

Today marks Woodrow Wilson' s 155th birthday, and a Virginia museum dedicated to the former president is inviting the public to celebrate. The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton is open to visitors at no charge today.

And guests are invited into the president' s kitchen to see how period desserts  -- including fruitcake, pound cake and ginger cookies -- are made.

The U.S. Postal Service is also unveiling a Woodrow Wilson postmark, which was designed by a student at a nearby elementary school.

Wilson was born in Virginia in 1856 and became the nation' s 28th president.

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