On August 2, 2017

Coolidge Site celebrates Old Home Day

Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.—PLYMOUTH— The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will host Plymouth Old Home Day, a century-old town tradition, on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, the event features traditional craft and farm demonstrations, wagon rides, music, a chicken barbecue, and many other activities for the entire family.

At 1:30 p.m., actor Jim Cooke appears as John Quincy Adams in the Union Christian Church, a performance sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. At 2:47 p.m., a reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s 1923 Homestead Inaugural, with Coolidge family members participating, will be held on the Homestead porch.

Throughout the day, visitors can also enjoy Vermont artisans and special exhibits; old-time games; “Hands-on History” activities in a one-room schoolhouse; children’s craft activities; old-time fiddler Adam Boyce; Crown Point Road Association display, joined by The King’s Rangers living history reenactors; Green Mountain Timekeepers Society (bring historic clocks and pocket watches and learn about them); cheese-making and Vermont specialty food tastings at the Plymouth Cheese Factory; and home-style cooking at the Wilder House restaurant.

Plymouth Old Home Day is a great opportunity to explore Plymouth Notch, one of the best-preserved presidential sites in the country. Twelve buildings will be open to the public, including award-winning exhibits.

The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open daily through Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, call 802-672-3773 or visit historicsites.vermont.gov.

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