#GivingTuesday: Give $100, Get the Coolidge Ornament

November 28, 2016

We hope you’ll consider supporting the Coolidge Foundation on #GivingTuesday this year. From now through the end of #GivingTuesday, when you make a charitable contribution of $100 or more, we’ll send you a complimentary Coolidge ornament.

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July 4th: Read from the Autobiography with Us!

June 16, 2016

At 1:00 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the Coolidge Foundation will lead a full-length, group reading of the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge. This is an annual tradition, and the public is encouraged to join the reading. The reading will take place in the Union Christian Church in Plymouth Notch. To sign up to read a portion, please contact our Program Associate Rushad Thomas at Rthomas@CoolidgeFoundation.org.

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Coolidge Foundation Visits Derby Line

May 2, 2016

I enjoyed my annual visit bringing the story of Calvin Coolidge’s life and presidency to the enthusiastic fourth-graders at Derby Elementary School up near the Canadian border in Derby Line, VT. Thank you to their teachers, Debra Battista, Jennie Davis, and Amy Nadeau for inviting me each year. After a presentation in each classroom focusing on the Homestead Inauguration, we walked a short distance to my portable hands-on exhibit of photographs, political cartoons and artifacts set up in the school’s library.

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Works on Paper Comes to the Coolidge Historic Site

April 18, 2016

Carolyn Frisa, Head Conservator and Owner of Works on Paper presented her information-filled talk, Preserving Family Archives at the recent Open House at the Coolidge Museum and Education Center. She showed a slide series of letters, photos, paintings, and other works on paper that had been damaged by heat, moisture, neglect and contact with acid producing surfaces. This raised our awareness of how to store and handle these delicate items. Carolyn described the process how these items were restored and preserved by careful cleaning, remounting and storage. Audience members had the opportunity to ask questions about specific items they had brought with them. This talk will be available on local access TV stations. For further information about Works on Paper, see www.works-on-paper.net. The Coolidge Foundation thanks Carolyn for sharing her expertise with us!

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