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July 15, 2011

Opening of New Calvin Coolidge Exhibit Postponed

The opening of a new permanent exhibit that examines the life and times of President Calvin Coolidge is being rescheduled to a later date.

“Calvin Coolidge: His Life & Legacy” will not open as planned next month at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. The state Division for Historic Preservation anticipates that the exhibit, which was scheduled to open Aug. 6, will debut later this year.

“We are disappointed about the delay, but we simply need more time for an exhibit of this magnitude to be installed,” said Vermont Historic Preservation Officer Giovanna Peebles. “When the exhibit opens, we’re confident that it will have been worth the wait.”

“Calvin Coolidge: His Life & Legacy” will include interactive features, historic newsreels, a voice recognition station and a holographic image. The Division for Historic Preservation has worked closely with Media-FX, a Montreal-based design firm noted for its innovative, interpretive displays.

Plymouth Old Home Day will still take place at the Coolidge site as scheduled on Aug. 6. Plymouth Old Home Day, which dates back to the early 20th century, unites town organizations in a fun-filled festival of historic music, traditional craft and farm demonstrations, wagon rides and culinary treats.

Plymouth Notch is considered one of the best-preserved presidential sites in the country. Twelve buildings are open to the public, including the Coolidge Homestead, Coolidge Birthplace, general store, village church, cheese factory (still making cheese using the original 1890 recipe) and 1924 summer White House office.

For more information about Plymouth Old Home Day or the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, call 802-828-3540 or visit www.HistoricVermont.org/Coolidge.

Source: Division for Historic Preservation
Last Updated at: July 15, 2011 13:10:25