Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. — PLYMOUTH NOTCH — The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts this season’s first Grace Coolidge Musicale on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. The concert will be held in the Union Christian Church and is free; donations are welcome.
The program features old-time fiddler Adam Boyce and pianist Sue Hunt, who will perform The Roaring Twenties and Then Some: AMusical Walk Down Memory Lane. The duo specializes in music popular in rural Vermont in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The program includes numbers played by the Plymouth Old Time Dance Orchestra, which went on a national tour in 1926 culminating at the Coolidge White House.
The Grace Coolidge Musicales are organized by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and generously sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. The second and final musicale is scheduled for October 3. This second program also has a decidedly 1920s theme to coincide with the centennial of that dynamic decade and the Coolidge Site’s new exhibit, “The Roaring Twenties: Fashions, Fads, and All That Jazz!” For further information, call 802-672-3773.
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open Tuesday – Sunday through Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information and event listings, visit us online at historicsites.vermont.gov and on Facebook at Vermont State Historic Sites.