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Category: Calvin Coolidge

Coolidge Museum Endorses Statement on Civility in Politics

September 25, 2023 — Press Release – For immediate release Contact: Lisa Downing, Library Director, or 413-587-1016 The Calvin Coolidge Standing Committee of the Forbes Library Board of Trustees voted at its Sept. 11, 2023 meeting to support the joint statement of thirteen presidential foundations and centers “regarding the future of our nation and an urgent call to action for all Americans.”…

The climb to the White House: 100 years ago today, Northampton’s Calvin Coolidge rose to the presidency

August 3, 2023 — The Daily Hampshire Gazette published this excellent local historical & biographical article by Bob Flaherty on August 3, 2023. (includes 9 photos)

All things Calvin: Coolidge library and museum contains trove of info about the Northampton man who became president

August 3, 2023 — The Daily Hampshire Gazette published this article on August 3, 2023, the 100th anniversary of Calvin Coolidge’s swearing in as the 30th President of the United States. (includes 11 photos)

Then Again: How a President’s vacation briefly transformed Plymouth

September 28, 2022 — This Vt Digger article by Mark Bushnell, “Then Again:  How a President’s Vacation Briefly Transformed Plymouth,” describes the Summer White House in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, summer 1924.  Photographs in the article from the Forbes Library collections.

Then Again: Calvin Coolidge’s presidential library is actually inside a library

May 25, 2022 — VTDigger published this great introduction to the CCPLM: Then Again: Calvin Coolidge’s Presidential Library is actually inside a library By Mark Bushnell May 22, 2022

Coolidge Library & Museum Launches Presidential Book Club Series

January 16, 2019 — First new initiative of newly reformed and expanded Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum Standing Committee (NORTHAMPTON, MA January 14, 2019) – A new book club dedicated to American presidents is being launched by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum. The first meeting of the Presidential Book Club is scheduled for Monday, February 25th at 7:30 PM in the museum, which is located on the second floor of Forbes Library.…

Death of a President

January 16, 2019 — by Rich Szlosek During the afternoon and evening of Thursday, January 5, 1933 the nation was stunned to learn of the death in Northampton of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. The official cause of death for the sixty year old Coolidge was listed as a coronary thrombosis and, while it was…

125 and Counting

January 1, 2019 — by Rich Szlosek With all the festivities that take place between Halloween and New Year’s Day, you likely have not noticed yet another ongoing celebration that is underway in the Northampton area.  Forbes Library, which first opened to the public in 1894 is commemorating its 125th anniversary in 2019 with a year long series of events. …


September 9, 2014 — Tuesday September 9, 2014 is Primary Day in Massachusetts!Who would Coolidge vote for? The answer is a simple one. Calvin Coolidge would tell his constituents to get out and vote, to care about their government, and to exercise their duty as citizens. As you make your decision whether or not to go to the polls…

Vice President Charles Dawes-Part 2

June 30, 2014 — Coolidge left the selection of his vice presidential candidate to the 1924 convention delegates since that was how he had gotten the nomination in 1920. The Republican convention first nominated Illinois Governor Frank Lowden. He had already said he would not accept the office and promptly declined. So the convention turned to Charles G. Dawes,…

Vice President Dawes

June 16, 2014 — Illustrious ancestors, a profitable business career, and remarkable civilian and military government service does not guarantee successful electoral office.  In Calvin Coolidge’s world, no one better demonstrates this than his vice president, Charles Gates Dawes. Although one of his forebears was the William Dawes who rode with Paul Revere to warn Lexington and Concord that…

Silent Cal Was Orator

December 2, 2013 — On September 4, 1923, the Associated Press (AP) reported that according to a biographical sketch in the Amherst College 25th Reunion Annual of the Class of 1895, Calvin Coolidge “always said something worth hearing.” When Calvin Coolidge became president after the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in August 1923, the country was anxious for…

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