Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Plymouth celebrates Old Home Day

Saturday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m.

PLYMOUTH NOTCH — The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation hosts “Plymouth Old Home Day” at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  This event unites town organizations in a fun-filled festival of traditional craft and farm demonstrations, wagon rides, country cuisine, and activities for the entire family.

Reeve Lindbergh, Vermont author and daughter of the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, speaks at 1:30 p.m. At 2:47 p.m., there will be a reenactment of the 1923 Homestead Inaugural, when Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President, featuring actor Jim Cooke & Coolidge family members.

Children’s activities will include “Clara’s Games” featuring old-time games organized by the Vermont Historical Society; “create your own” pressed flower cards with Ellen Denton; and Hands-on History discoveries at the one room schoolhouse.

Also during the day, enjoy wagon rides and sheep shearing with Fred DePaul; a barbecue to benefit the Plymouth VFD; home-style cooking at the Wilder House Restaurant; cheese making and wine tasting at the Plymouth Cheese Factory; old time fiddler Adam Boyce; Vermont artisans & special exhibits: Fiber Arts in Vermont (showcasing their latest project – a reproduction of a Coolidge family wool blanket), paper quilling, silhouettes and fancy paper cutting, spinning, Vermont State Parks, vintage automobiles on display, and more!

For more info, call 802-672-3773, or visit

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