Old Home Day Commemoration

July 28, 2021

On August 2nd, 1923, Vice-President Calvin Coolidge received stunning news: President Warren Harding had died. At the time, Coolidge was visiting his father at the Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Preparations for the transfer of presidential power began immediately. In the early morning of August 3rd, Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President […]

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The Principles Fought for in the American Revolution

July 12, 2021

Title: The Principles Fought for in the American Revolution Date: December, 1894 Context: The Sons of the American Revolution awarded Coolidge a gold medal for best essay on “The Principles Fought for in the American Revolution,” in a competition open to the seniors of all colleges of the nation. When history looks beyond the immediate cause of […]

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Opening the Conference on the High Cost of Living

June 4, 2021

Title: Opening the Conference on the High Cost of Living Date: October 24, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Having held the office of mayor myself, I appreciate not only the duties and difficulties but the many pleasant features which come to the lot of the chief executives of the cities of Massachusetts. I therefore welcome […]

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Message on Reimbursing Certain Public Officials Because of Injuries

June 4, 2021

Title: Message on Reimbursing Certain Public Officials Because of Injuries Date: June 5, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. During the night of June 2 the residences of two officials of this Commonwealth were damaged by explosions which were brought about by reason of their doing their public […]

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Statement Relative to the Ninety-Eight Anniversary of the Establishment of Greece

June 4, 2021

Title: Statement Relative to the Ninety-Eight Anniversary of the Establishment of Greece Date: March 27, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the People of Massachusetts. April 7 will represent the ninety-eighth anniversary of the establishment of Greece as an independent Nation. It is fitting and highly proper that we who have received so much in […]

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