Open House celebrates Vermont’s traditions of the season for the 22nd year

The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site welcomes visitors to a simpler time on Sunday, Dec. 15. An annual tradition, museums and exhibits at the State Historic Site will be open free of charge, 10 am to 4 pm. The Coolidge birthplace will be decorated as it would have been in 1872, the year the future president was born. The event features special presentations, holiday shopping, and activities for the entire family.

Holiday music fills the village. Steve Morse of Montpelier will perform on the piano and organ, and carolers will congregate at the church. Old-time fiddler Adam Boyce of West Windsor will provide festive traditional tunes throughout the day.

The new permanent exhibition and recent Award of Merit recipient, “More Than Two Words,” The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge, will be open to visitors. The American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Award is the nation’s most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

Open House activities include horse-drawn sleigh (or wagon) rides, chocolate and cheese-making demonstrations, wreath-making, wine tasting, a lighting ceremony for the Plymouth Memory Tree, and more.

For further information about the Coolidge Holiday Open House, contact the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site at 672-3773 or find the complete schedule at www.HistoricSites.Vermont.gov/Coolidge.

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