President Calvin Coolidge, Plymouth

  • 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

     

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    The series continues with pianists Susan Cobb and Abigail Charbeneau presenting an “all four hands” concert of classical favorites including Franz Schubert’s Variations in A-flat major, Op. 35.  Donation is suggested. Sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.                   

    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.  

  • Sunday, October 08, 2017: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Kate Jensik and Abigail Charbeneau conclude the series with a program of cello and piano masterpieces by Beethoven and Schumann.  Donation is suggested. Sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.          

    For more information call 802-672-3773.    

     

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Kick off the holiday season in one of Vermont’s most scenic villages.  Sleigh rides, old-time music, craft demonstrations, lunch at the Wilder House Restaurant, special cancellation at the historic Plymouth post office, and children’s holiday activities.     

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