Coolidge Holiday Open House December 1st

20 November 2018

Coolidge Holiday Open House December 1st

A Top 10 Vermont Winter Event

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, VT. — Step back in time to celebrate the traditions of the season at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. The “Coolidge Holiday Open House” has been recognized as a 2018-2019 “Top 10 Winter Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The event is free, open to the public, ADA accessible, and features activities for the entire family.

Coolidge Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 1st - 10am to 4 pm
3780 Route 100A Plymouth, VT 05056

Stroll through the historic village and visit the Homestead where President Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as president of the United States. Experience the Coolidge Birthplace decorated as it would have been in 1872, the year the future president was born. Enjoy holiday organ and piano music performed throughout the day by Steve Morse of Montpelier. Cider tasting with Champlain Orchards will be from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Plymouth Cheese Factory and caroling in the church begins at 1:30pm.


Special guest Willem Lange will read “Favor Johnson: A Christmas Story” at 11:00 a.m.  Lange is a commentator on Vermont Public Radio and received an Emmy as host of the award-winning “Windows to the Wild” on New Hampshire Public Television.  His story about Favor Johnson and the mysterious delivery of homemade fruit cakes on Christmas Eve is a Vermont classic.  Copies of Lange’s CDs and books will be available for purchase and signing. 

Other activities include:

  • Sleigh and wagon rides.
  • Coolidge Homestead tours at 12:30pm and 2pm.
  • Traditional gifts, treats, and samples of award-winning cheeses at the Plymouth Cheese Factory.
  • Homemade chocolate sampling with The Chocolatorium.
  • Learn how a Clear Lake Furniture Coolidge Rocker is made using sugar maple tap wood.
  • Create a tiny diary just like young Cal’s or a paper lantern made from an early Plymouth photo.
  • Wreath-making and premade wreath sales to benefit the Coolidge Historic Site’s garden fund.
  • Make elegant paper ornaments and paper-quilled snowflakes to take home.
  • Special holiday postal cancellation at the historic Plymouth post office - the newest design in the John Lutz series from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Lunch will be served at the Wilder House Restaurant by Tyson Ladies Aid.

The Coolidge Holiday Open House is the last chance to see 2018 exhibit, Presidential Holiday: The Coolidge Summer Retreats, 1924 - 1928, which features the spectacular eagle-feather headdress presented to the president when he was made leader of the Sioux nation. 

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About the Department of Housing and Community Development
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Sites is owned and operated by the Division of Historic Preservation, which is part of the Department of Housing and Community Development.  The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) works to support vibrant and resilient communities, promote safe and affordable housing for all, protect the state’s historic resources, and improve the quality of life for Vermonters.

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