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Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest & 5K Race

A celebration of the harvest, with special attention to the apple! The day begins with the fourth annual Coolidge 5K Race (and “I do not choose to run” one-mile walk) organized by the Coolidge Foundation at 10:00.  Activities for the entire family: cider pressing, vintage apple tastings, wagon rides, historic farm & craft demonstrations, cheese making, and more!   

Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival: Day 1

Selected as a “Top 10 Fall Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!

Plymouth’s 17th Annual Folk & Blues Festival is a two-day event featuring stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.  The 2022 lineup includes Jay Ottaway and the Ramble, The Speckers, Sarah King, Craig Bickhardt, Alastair Moock, and Reggie Harris..  The concerts are free; donation is suggested.  Organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  For more details, see  

Grace Coolidge Musicale #2: "The Master Trio"

Classical musicians Abigail Charbeneau, Matthew Dickey, and Kate Jensik perform trios for piano, violin, and cello.  The program includes Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved Trio in D minor, Op. 66, a work that Robert Schumann called "the master trio of the age."  Donation is suggested. This program is made possible by a grant from the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. 

Plymouth Old Home Day

Join us for this century-old town tradition!  Reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s “Homestead Inaugural” at 2:47. Wagon rides, chicken barbecue, traditional crafts demonstrations, and “Clara’s Games” - historic children’s games organized by the Vermont Historical Society. Event runs from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Grace Coolidge Musicale #1

The July 10TH Grace Coolidge Musicale will feature pianists Abigail Charbeneau and Susan Cobb. The program of classical duets will be presented on the historic Grace Coolidge piano, gifted to her by the Baldwin company, and famous for being the first piano flown in an airplane. The afternoon will include music by Schubert (Marches Militaires and Fantasy in F minor), Debussy (Petite Suite), and Gershwin (selected songs). Concert from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. 

President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration

Selected as a “Top 10 Summer Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!  Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on Independence Day, and this year is his 150th birthday! 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 tours of the historic village, birthday cake, wagon rides, Stringfield Springers old-time string band, traditional craft demonstrations, and children’s games.  The event is free; admission is charged to tour the historic buildings. Hours for the celebration are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Organized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration

Tour historic Plymouth Notch or enjoy a wagon ride around the village. Final rounds of the annual Coolidge Cup debate competition will take place throughout the day. The Coolidge Cup is a program of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. At 12:00 noon, the Vermont National Guard will lead a march to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House will be placed at the president’s gravesite.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Other Classic Songs of the 1920s

Lyric mezzo Ellen Nordstrom and pianist Abigail Charbeneau reprise their roles as the “Mairzy Doats Duo,” taking a retrospective look at the Roaring Twenties.  Appearing in period outfits and with props, they present Ain’t Misbehavin’, My Blue Heaven, Yes! We Have No Bananas, and other perennial favorites.  Donation is suggested. This program is made possible by a grant from the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. 

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