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July 4th- A Birthday Party for Calvin Coolidge and the United States of America

10 AM – 5 PM

The historic village of Plymouth Notch celebrates the 151st birthday of President Calvin Coolidge and the 247th birthday of the United States. 

The party kicks off at 11:30 with an adjudicated baking contest. Members of the public are invited to enter their version of Grace Coolidge’s Icebox Cookies to be tasted by members of the Coolidge family.

At 12:00 a processional led the Vermont National Guard will depart from the village to the cemetery for the laying of a wreath at the President’s grave. Cake will be served immediately following the cemetery ceremony.

Throughout the day the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation will be hosting the Coolidge Cup, a national speech and debate competition. The final round of debate takes place at 4:00. Members of the public are highly encouraged to listen in as young orators from across the nation make their voices heard.  For additional information please visit

To enter the baking contest please contact the site administrator for a copy of Grace’s cookie recipe at

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