I enjoyed my annual visit bringing the story of Calvin Coolidge’s life and presidency to the enthusiastic fourth-graders at Derby Elementary School up near the Canadian border in Derby Line, VT. Thank you to their teachers, Debra Battista, Jennie Davis, and Amy Nadeau for inviting me each year. After a presentation in each classroom focusing on the Homestead Inauguration, we walked a short distance to my portable hands-on exhibit of photographs, political cartoons and artifacts set up in the school’s library.
This lovely message just came from one of the Derby Line teachers:
“Sometimes it seems as if we live so far away from activities and exhibits where our children can enjoy learning by living in rural Vermont near Canada. But then we are given a present each year by your generous time and travel. Our students have the opportunity to learn about an important individual and time in our history. Words are not enough to let you know how very much you and your information are appreciated. Thank you so much and have a wonderful spring and summer season.” Jennie M. Davis