10 AM - 5 PM
August 3rd and 5th
On August 3, 1923 Vice President Coolidge was vacationing in his hometown when President Warren Harding passed away. At 2:47 a.m. he took the presidential oath of office in his father’s house and assumed the presidency.
Witness a reenactment of this exciting event on precisely the 100th anniversary – August 3, 2023 at 2:47 a.m. If you are not a morning person, a second oath reenactment will occur at 2:47 p.m. Enter into an immersive experience by conversing with costumed actors portraying Plymouth Villagers as they talk about memories of young Cal growing up and what it was like to receive the news that he was president.
On August 5, we will celebrate with a reprisal appearance of the Plymouth villagers and a reenactment of the memorial service and eulogy to President Harding as it took place in the village’s Union Christian Church in 1923.
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation will be co-hosting the celebration of this momentous anniversary. For additional activities and information, including a naturalization ceremony on August 3, please visit their website at: https://coolidgefoundation.org/