Coolidge Blog

The Great 1928 Budget Debate

We tend to project our own assumptions about party positions onto events long past. For example, we assume that Democrats always advocated for increased government spending, at least more so […]

The Coolidges Move West

Are you a Coolidge? Coolidge family members and friends will be gathering at Plymouth Notch, Vt to mark the 99th anniversary of Coolidge’s historic homestead inauguration. Below, attendee Christine Coolidge […]

Tige, the Presidential Cat, Goes Missing in A Snowstorm: Radio Comes to The Rescue.

By Jerry Wallace The Coolidges were both pet lovers. The President was particularly fond of cats, while the First Lady was partial to dogs. A pair of kittens arrived at […]

The President’s Son and the Railroad

By John Ferrell If historians were asked to list similarities between Robert Todd Lincoln and John Coolidge, they would quickly answer that both were sons of presidents from humble beginnings. […]

Coolidge Wants You to Become a Docent

March 31, 2017

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Each year the Coolidge Foundation and the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site welcome hundreds of students to Coolidge’s birthplace to learn about our 30th President and experience the village that shaped his life. We could not do this work without the support of enthusiastic volunteer docents. If you are interested in helping us share President Coolidge and Plymouth Notch with young people, we encourage you to become a docent. There is no fixed schedule or obligation. Our education director, Diane Kemble, puts out a call for the dates when we have student groups coming, and you are welcome to assist whenever you are available.

This season’s Docent Orientation Gathering will be held on Monday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the Museum and Education Center at the Historic Site. This meeting will allow docents old and new to learn about upcoming opportunities to volunteer. Additionally, Diane Kemble and Kathy Lynds are planning a special lunch made from recipes in the Plymouth Notch cookbook. This is a great way to support the Coolidge Foundation’s educational efforts, and we hope you will consider donating your time and talent to our efforts. To RSVP for the Docent Orientation Gathering, please email Diane Kemble, our education director, or call 802.672.3389.