Saturday August 1, 2015
Back in the early 20th century Plymouth Old Home Day was very popular and continues to be today. The event is a step back in time to a Vermont village that remains as it did in the 1920s.
The day included a special presentation by agricultural historian Paul Wood (sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau) at 1:30. Wood spoke about farm patents and how these inventions helped the farmers, especially dairy farmers in our region.
There were wagon rides, chicken barbecue, old-time music, sheep shearing, traditional craft demonstrations, and “Clara’s Games” (historic children’s games organized by the Vermont Historical Society).
He is the only president to be sworn in by his father. Never before (or since) had a father sworn in his son as President. Plymouth Notch, with its population of 29 inhabitants, was immediately thrown into the world's limelight. In typical understated fashion he wrote in his biography: "It seemed a simple and natural thing to do at the time, but I can now realize something of the dramatic force of the event." Coolidge was portrayed in this re-enactment by Christopher Coolidge Jeter.
Plymouth Old Home Day
Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Plymouth, VT August 1, 2015
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