July 2-4: Celebrate Coolidge in Plymouth Notch

Calvin Coolidge is the only president born on the Independence Day. Join us in Plymouth Notch, Vermont on July 2-4 as we celebrate President Coolidge and American independence.  Activities kick off on July 2 with the early rounds of the Coolidge Cup High School Debate National Championship Tournament. July 3 features the Coolidge Foundation’s annual meeting, annual summer dinner(tickets required), and FIREWORKS! Festivities continue with a festive July 4 that includes a Naturalization Ceremony with 20 immigrants becoming American citizens, a procession and wreath-laying ceremony at the Coolidge grave with the Vermont National Guard and the championship rounds of the Coolidge Cup National High School Debate Tournament.

Agenda: July 2-4, 2019



July 2, 2019

8:30 AM – 6:45 PM: Coolidge Cup National High School Debate Tournament: Register to judge here!



July 3, 2019

8:30 AM – 3:15 PM: Coolidge Cup National High School Debate Tournament: Register to judge here!

4:00 PM: Coolidge Foundation Annual Meeting – Union Christian Church

6:00 PM: Coolidge Summer Dinner: Purchase tickets here!

Dinner Speaker: Roberto Salinas-Leon – “U.S. and Mexico Trade”
Dinner immediately followed by Coolidge Team Trivia

9:00 PM: Patriotic Songs

Dusk: Fireworks!

July 4, 2019

9:00 AM: Reading of the Declaration of Independence – Union Christian Church

10:00 AM: Naturalization Ceremony – Big Tent

11:00 AM: Coolidge Cup: Semifinal Debates – Union Christian Church & Great Room

12:00 PM: Procession to Coolidge Graveside led by Vermont National Guard – Meet at the Village Green

1:00 PM: Championship Round, Coolidge Cup National Debate Tournament – Big Tent

2:00 PM: Coolidge Cup Awards Ceremony & Luncheon – Big Tent

3:00 PM: Screening of “Recollections of 1919 and the Boston Police Strike” and Q&A with President Coolidge (as portrayed by Tracy Messer) – Union Christian Church