PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The Coolidge Foundation is excited to announce that on July 3, for the second year in a row, fireworks will light up the Plymouth Notch sky to kick off a two-day celebration of American independence and the birth of its thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, on July 3 and 4. Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on Independence Day, and July 4 has been commemorated at his birthplace in Plymouth Notch for many decades. All activities take place at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site (3780 Route 100A, Plymouth, Vermont). This year’s celebration has been designated a “Top 10 Summer Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
July 3: Activities begin the night of July 3rd with a fireworks and barbecue at Plymouth Notch! The fireworks show will be free and open to the pubic. Meal tickets will be available for purchase at the event or online in the coming weeks.
July 4: Elevate your Fourth through a number of special events at the Notch including a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, an official naturalization ceremony, the final rounds of the Coolidge Cup National High School Debate Tournament, and the annual procession and wreath laying ceremony at the Coolidge gravesite led by the Vermont National Guard.
The Coolidge Foundation is proud to partner with the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site to host all of these exciting events. The State Historic Site has arranged a number of other ongoing activities throughout the Fourth. More details will be forthcoming!
The public can tour twelve buildings at the Coolidge Site which is owned and operated by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. A National Historic Landmark, Plymouth Notch is considered one of the best-preserved presidential sites in the country. At the Museum & Education Center, visitors can see the permanent exhibit, More Than Two Words: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge.
For further information about July 3 and 4 programs, or other special events, contact the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, 802-672-3389, or visit the Foundation online at: www.CoolidgeFoundation.org.