President Calvin Coolidge

Coolidge Holiday Open House

Kick off the holiday season in one of Vermont’s most scenic villages!  Visit the Coolidge Birthplace, decorated as it would have been in 1872 when Calvin was born.  Winter exhibits at the Museum & Education Center, Aldrich House, Plymouth Cheese Factory, and 1924 Summer White House office.  Vermont storyteller and VPR commentator Willem Lange, baking demonstration and book signing by Gesine Bullock Prado, sleigh rides, old-time music, craft demos, chocolate making & sampling with The Chocolatorium, special cancellation at the historic Plymouth post office, and children’s holiday activities.    

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest & 5K Race

A celebration of the harvest, with special attention to the apple! The day begins with the third annual Coolidge 5K Race and “I do not choose to run” one-mile walk at 10:00.  Rob Mermin presents “Silents Are Golden: A Celebration of Silent Cinema” at 1:30. Activities for the entire family: cider pressing, wagon rides, historic farm & craft demonstrations, barbecue & harvest treats, cheese making and guided tours of the Plymouth Cheese Factory.  Sponsored in part by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival - Day 2

Selected as a “Top 10 Fall Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!  Plymouth’s 16th annual folk & blues concerts feature stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.  The 2020 weekend lineup includes Phil Henry, Lara Herscovitch, Bow Thayer, Crowes Pasture, Alastair Moock, and The Kennedys. Children’s crafts and face painting. Concerts are free, donation suggested. Organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  For more details, see www.plymouthfolk.com  

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Roaring Twenties, and Then Some! A Musical Walk Down Memory Lane

Old-time fiddler Adam Boyce and pianist Sue Hunt perform music popular in rural Vermont in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The program includes tunes played by the Plymouth Old Time Dance Orchestra, which went on a national tour in 1926 that culminated at the Coolidge White House. Program is free, donation suggested. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival - Day 1

Selected as a “Top 10 Fall Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!  Plymouth’s 16th annual folk & blues concerts feature stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.  The 2020 weekend lineup includes Phil Henry, Lara Herscovitch, Bow Thayer, Crowes Pasture, Alastair Moock, and The Kennedys. Wagon rides on Saturday; children’s crafts and face painting both days. Concerts are free, donation is suggested. Organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  For more details, see www.plymouthfolk.com  

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Plymouth Old Home Day

Join us for this century-old town tradition! Experience “From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists” presented by Linda Radtke and witness the reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s “Homestead Inaugural.” Old Home Day includes wagon rides, barbecue, old-time music, sheep shearing, The King’s Rangers and Fraser’s Highlanders living history reenactors, Green Mountain Time Keepers Society, traditional crafts, and “Clara’s Games” - historic children’s games organized by the Vermont Historical Society. Sponsored in part by the Vermont Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau.                             

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Prohibition: The Noble Experiment that Helped Make the 1920s Roar

In the centennial year of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that banned the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” award-winning historian David Pietrusza reveals the colorful story of Prohibition’s rise and fall.  Sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.  

 

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Commemoration

Plymouth’s July 4th commemorates the Nation’s birth, as well as the only U.S. president born on Independence Day. 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. In collaboration with the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Exhibit Opening

Join us on the first day of the 2020 season and the opening of the new exhibit The Roaring Twenties: Fashions, Fads, and All That Jazz.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 (All day)

Coolidge Holiday Open House

Kick off the holiday season in one of Vermont’s most scenic villages!  Visit the Coolidge Birthplace, decorated as it would have been in 1872 when Calvin was born.  Winter exhibits at the Museum & Education Center, Aldrich House, Plymouth Cheese Factory, and 1924 Summer White House office.  Vermont storyteller and VPR commentator Willem Lange at 11:00, sleigh rides, old-time music, craft demonstrations, chocolate making & sampling with The Chocolatorium, lunch at the Wilder House Restaurant, special cancellation at the historic Plymouth post office, and children’s holiday activities.    

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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