Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
The Calvin Coolidge Challenge
On September 19, 1928, President Coolidge left Washington, D.C., for Vermont to view the damage and reconstruction resulting from the flood of 1927. On September 21, 1928, he gave a heartfelt address to onlookers. At just 290 words, the speech is brief yet powerful and contains the often quoted phrase by which it has come […]
Coolidge Speech Project
August 2, 2023
Help the Coolidge Foundation build a digital archive of the speeches of Calvin Coolidge by becoming a “Coolidge Scribe” today.
Coolidge in Washington
The Coolidge Scholarship honors President Coolidge’s dedication to academic excellence by awarding full-ride, four-year, merit scholarships to America’s most promising students. Unlike other top awards, “The Coolidge” can be used at any accredited college or university in America. To learn more, click below to visit the Coolidge Scholarship website.
The Coolidge Foundation is setting out to find the top high school debaters in America. Our premier tournament each year is the Coolidge Cup, a national debate tournament that attracts top debaters from across the country to President Coolidge’s historic hometown of Plymouth, Vermont, to compete for the prestigious Coolidge Cup, along with the $7,500 Robert L. Luddy Coolidge Cup Scholarship.
The Flu in Coolidge’s Time
March 19, 2020
In 1918, while Calvin Coolidge was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, the outbreak of Spanish Influenza hit the United States and wreaked havoc across the nation. Massachusetts was hit hard. By late September of that year, there had been an estimated 50,000 cases of flu in the Bay State. Within two weeks, 850 Bostonians had died. […]
Plan Your Visit
There is no better way to truly understand President Coolidge than to visit his hometown, the picturesque hamlet of Plymouth Notch, Vermont. You are invited to visit the President Coolidge State Historic Site, considered one of America’s best-preserved presidential sites. Come to see the modest home where President Coolidge was born, step inside the family homestead where Coolidge took the presidential oath of office, pause for reflection in the warm, wood-paneled church where the Coolidge family worshipped, and gain inspiration from the humble grave site where President Coolidge rests alongside his family.