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Discover the relationship between Calvin Coolidge and his father, Colonel John

Courtesy of  Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

Calvin Coolidge (left) and his father Colonel John in a photograph taken shortly before Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father in Plymouth Notch, Vt. in 1923. Calvin is wearing his grandfather’s frock, a practical farmer’s garment dating from the mid-19th century.  The frock is preserved in the Coolidge Homestead at the Coolidge State Historic Site. 

Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. — In honor of Father’s Day, Rushad Thomas, Program and Editorial Associate of the Coolidge Foundation, will present a program about Calvin Coolidge’s special relationship with his father, Col. John, “Your Son, Calvin Coolidge.” Mr. Thomas will use letters, preserved at the Vermont Historical Society, to reveal the elder Coolidge’s influence on his son’s life and career. The event is co-sponsored by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. For more info, call 802-672-3773 or visit

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