Coolidge Open House One of VT Chamber's "Top 10"
Plymouth Notch, Vt.-- "The Coolidge Christmas Open House" has been
selected as one of the state's top winter events by the Vermont
Chamber of Commerce. In a recent press release, the Chamber
announced that the traditional holiday celebration held at the
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site ranks among Vermont's
best bets for seasonal entertainment.
The Christmas Open House, scheduled for Saturday, December 13, 10:00
am - 4:00 pm, is the perfect opportunity to visit Plymouth Notch, a
state-owned historic site operated by the Vermont Division for
Historic Preservation. On that day, several of the site buildings
are open to the public free-of-charge. The Coolidge Birthplace will
be decorated much as it would have been in 1872, the year the future
U.S. President was born. "The simple holiday decorations reflect the
family's early New England heritage," says site administrator William
Jenney. "A few evergreen boughs, some fruits and nuts, perhaps a
small gift or two -- that was a Coolidge Christmas."
This simplicity is seen throughout the pristine mountain village that
remains much as it was when Calvin sledded down the snowy hillsides.
In addition to the Coolidge Birthplace, the Aldrich House, 1924
Summer White House office, Florence Cilley General Store, and
Plymouth Cheese Factory will also be open that day.
A special feature of this year's open house will be the historic
spinning and "table top" knitting activities offered by Ursula &
Heidi DePaul of Plymouth. The DePaul family is well-known at
regional museums and county fairs for their period farm life
The public is invited to return to "The Notch" that evening for a
special carol service at the Union Christian Church. This Greek
Revival style church will be decorated with fresh evergreen boughs in
a manner to reflect its elegant Carpenter Gothic interior. The carol
service begins at 7:30 pm and is sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge
For further info, contact:
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
802-672-3773; fax 802-672-3337
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