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. […]

Scenes from our Re-enactment of the 1923 Homestead Inaugural

August 20, 2014

“Calvin Coolidge took the Presidential oath in his father’s home and by his father’s hand with only the awed faces of a tiny group of witnesses to share the solemnity.”Donald Tobin

We would like to thank all our friends who participated in the re-enactment of the 1923 Homestead Inaugural, including Jennifer Sayles Harville, President Coolidge’s great-granddaughter, who represented First Lady Grace Coolidge, Coolidge impersonatorJim Cooke, who narrated and administered the oath as Colonel John Coolidge, historian David Pietrusza, who played the President’s Secretary Mr. Geiser, David Harville who played Porter Dale, and our good friend Bill Jenney, Historic Site Administrator, who did a stand up job playing W.A. Perkins, the husband of the telephone station operator, who brought word of Harding’s death to Plymouth Notch from Bridgewater, VT.  Matthew Denhart, Foundation Executive Director, stood in for President Coolidge. Thank you to all those who attended, it was a great audience!

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