President Calvin Coolidge, Plymouth

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Join us on the first day of the 2017 season to see the new temporary exhibit, tour the site, and experience the excitement of the Killington Stage Race as hundreds of cyclists speed through the village!  Fiber Arts in Vermont, a non-profit membership organization based in Chester, Vermont, will be on site to demonstrate how various historic textiles and other fiber arts were made.

    For more information call 802-672-3773.

     

     

  • Saturday, June 03, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Celebrate National Trails Day by taking a guided walk on the interpretive trails at Plymouth Notch.  Families can also enjoy Valley Quest’s Coolidge Quest: A Treasure Hunt at the Boyhood Home of the 30th U.S. President.  Meet at the Museum & Education Center for a brief orientation.  

    For more information call 802-672-3773.

  • Sunday, June 04, 2017: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    The first of four recitals in honor of one of America’s most popular first ladies.  Katie Lyon-Pingree (harp) and Abigail Charbeneau (piano) present a program of solos and duets featuring a range of music from secular, sacred, and Celtic traditions.  Donation is suggested.  Sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.        

    For more information call 802-672-3773

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Patricia Rennau, member of the American Quilt Study Group, offers a program about the quilting traditions of Plymouth, Vermont in the late 19th century.  Ms. Rennau will share information she recently found in the Coolidge archives at the Vermont Historical Society, and talk about the quilts in the new seasonal exhibit and her project to reproduce one of them - a “basket” pattern quilt possibly made by Calvin’s grandmother.      

    For more information call 802-672-3773.

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Selected as a “Top 10 2017 Summer Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

    Plymouth’s July 4th commemorates the Nation’s birth, as well as the only U.S. president born on Independence Day.  The day begins at 10:00 with a Naturalization Ceremony – the induction of 20 new U.S. citizens.  At 12:00 noon, the Vermont National Guard leads a march to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is placed at the president’s gravesite.  Afternoon activities include Stringfield Springers old-time string band, barbecue, birthday cake, historic craft demonstrations, wagon rides, and a “marathon reading” of Coolidge’s autobiography.  Organized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. 

    For more information call 802-672-3773

  • Sunday, July 16, 2017: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Mezzo-soprano Ellen Nordstrom and pianist Abigail Charbeneau perform music from World Wars I and II and the years in between.  A special set will transport the audience back to the “Roaring Twenties” with a tribute to Bessie Smith and Ella Fitzgerald.  Donation is suggested.  Sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. 

    For more information call 802-672-3773.

     

     

  • Saturday, August 05, 2017: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Experience this century-old town tradition!  Actor Jim Cooke performs as John Quincy Adams at 1:30 (sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau), reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s “Homestead Inaugural” at 2:47.  Wagon rides, chicken barbecue, old-time music, sheep shearing, displays by the Crown Point Road Association and Green Mountain Time Keepers Society, water pump log demonstration by the Northfield, VT Historical Society, traditional crafts, and “Clara’s Games” - historic children’s games organized by the Vermont Historical Society.    

    For more information call 802-672-3773

     

  • Saturday, September 02, 2017: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    A highlight of the Labor Day weekend, Plymouth’s 13th annual folk & blues concerts feature stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.  The 2017 lineup includes Hungrytown, Dupont Brothers, Bow Thayer, Eric French, Alastair Moock, Danielle Miraglia, and Jay Ottaway. 

    For more details, see www.plymouthfolk.com

  • Sunday, September 03, 2017: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    A highlight of the Labor Day weekend, Plymouth’s 13th annual folk & blues concerts feature stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.  The 2017 lineup includes Hungrytown, Dupont Brothers, Bow Thayer, Eric French, Alastair Moock, Danielle Miraglia, and Jay Ottaway. 

    For more details, see www.plymouthfolk.com

  • Saturday, October 07, 2017: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    A celebration of the harvest, with special attention to the apple!  Activities for the entire family: apple recipe competition, cider pressing, wagon rides, historic farm & craft demonstrations, barbecue & harvest treats, and cheese making at the Plymouth Cheese Factory.  

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