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November 28, 2011

Coolidge Historic Site to Host Holiday Open House Dec. 11 in Plymouth Notch

Coolidge Historic Site to Host Holiday Open House Dec. 11 in Plymouth Notch

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. — Looking for a break from the rush of the holiday season? Step back to a simpler time on Dec. 11 at the Coolidge Holiday Open House in historic Plymouth Notch. The open house is a “Top 10 Winter Event” selected by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

Many of the museum buildings at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will be open free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Coolidge Birthplace will be decorated as it would have been in 1872, the year the future president was born. The event features special presentations and a variety of family activities.

An open house highlight will be holiday organ and piano music presented by Steve Morse of Montpelier between 1 and 4 p.m. At 1 p.m., Carol Collins will read some of her original winter-themed poems accompanied by old-time fiddler Adam Boyce, who will also perform festive traditional tunes throughout the day.

Other activities include:

• Horse-drawn sleigh (or wagon) rides with Fred DePaul

• Children’s activities organized by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation

• Wreath making with Terry Gulick

• Traditional craft demonstrations – spinning, weaving, felting, watercolor theorems, freehand bronze painting on tin, wall stenciling, fancy paper cutting, paper quilling

• Homemade chocolate demonstrations and tastings with The Chocolatorium

• Sampling of jams, pickles, relish with Gismo’s Pickled Plus

• Cheese making and wine tasting at the Plymouth Cheese Factory

• Holiday shopping at the Florence Cilley Store and Museum & Education Center

• Special holiday postal cancellation (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

• Homemade & hearty lunch served by the Tyson Ladies Aid

• Lighting ceremony for the Plymouth Memory Tree (3 p.m.)

For further information, call 802-672-3773, or visit

Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: November 28, 2011 16:40:59