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Calvin Coolidge Exhibits

Permanent Exhibits 

In addition to the Coolidge Birthplace, Coolidge Homestead, Union Christian Church, Schoolhouse, and Plymouth Cemetery, please be sure to explore these permanent exhibits.

More than Two Words: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge - This national award-winning exhibit uses Calvin Coolidge’s own words, his personal and family items, artifacts from his presidential years, and state of the art interactive media to tell the story of how a boy from rural Plymouth Notch became the 30th President of the United States. The exhibit is located in the Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center.

From Break of Day 'til Twilight: Farm Life in Plymouth Notch - Located in the c. 1875 Wilder Barn that was once part of the Moor-Wilder Farm, this agricultural exhibit examines Vermont farm life at the turn of the 20th century. It features a premier collection of early agricultural equipment, some household items, and maple sugaring apparatus from Vermont. The items were collected by the State of Vermont in the mid-20th century with a focus on hillside farming.

Coolidge Farm Shop Exhibit - The farm shop exhibit, displayed in an c. 1870 building constructed by Colonel John Coolidge, is set up as a typical late-19th-century Vermont farmer's workshop, complete with all the tools necessary for the repair and maintenance of the farm's equipment. The collection includes tools for woodworking, blacksmithing, and the carriage-making equipment of W.C. Landon & Company from Rutland.

Say Vermont Cheese! - The exhibit on the second floor of the 1890 cheese factory recounts the story of cheesemaking in Vermont, focusing on the history of the distinctive granular-curd Plymouth Cheese. The factory was established by Colonel John Coolidge, the president’s father, along with James S. Brown and three other local farmers. Operations closed in 1934 but were reopened by John Coolidge, the president’s son, in 1960. On display are the original vats, presses, and other equipment of the Plymouth Cheese Factory, as well as impressive period pieces related to cheesemaking. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with Plymouth Artisan Cheese, which produces cheese today much like they did in 1890.

1924 Summer White House Office - The Coolidge Hall exhibit on the second floor of the Florence Cilley General Store tells the story of how this large hall was used for weekly dances, family reunions, Grange meetings, and other community events. The Hall is most famous for being President Coolidge's 1924 Summer White House office. Original furnishings including the desks made especially for the president's use that summer and the instruments of the "Plymouth Old Time Dance Orchestra" are on display.


The Roaring Twenties: Fashions, Fads, and All That Jazz! - This exhibit examines one of the most exciting and prosperous periods in American History. Regarded as the beginning of the modern era, the 1920s had it all - The Charleston, Prohibition, gangsters, flappers, women's suffrage, aviation milestones, Charlie Chaplin, and Babe Ruth. The story is told using artifacts and images from the site's collection, private sources and other institutions. On display at the Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center, this popular exhibit has been held over for the 2022 season.