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Birthday Party for President Calvin Coolidge and America

The historic village of Plymouth Notch celebrates the 152st birthday of President Calvin Coolidge and the 248th birthday of the United States. The Coolidge site will open for the day at 10:00 a.m. and the celebration will kick off in the historic Union Christian Church with an interview of author Diana Carlin and Jenny Coolidge Harville, great-granddaughter of Calvin and Grace Coolidge. Carlin is the author of Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America’s history-making women and will speak about the legacy of First Lady Grace Coolidge.

Following the presentation, a processional will take place at 12:00 p.m. led by the Vermont National Guard. The procession will depart from the village green and walk 0.4 miles to the cemetery for the laying of a wreath at the President’s grave. Free cake will be served in the village immediately following the ceremony.

Throughout the day the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation will be hosting the Coolidge Cup, a national speech and debate competition. Members of the public are highly encouraged to listen in as young orators from across the country make their voices heard. For additional information please visit


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