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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