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Don’t Miss Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018!

August 4, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018, at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, VT is coming up! Labor Day Weekend, September 1st and 2nd, 2018.

The Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival is an annual, two-day series of concerts held each year on Labor Day weekend. The event is free to attend and held in the open air on the grounds of the President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site.

2018 marks the 14th year for the festival and, once again, the lineup includes a selection of both regional and national performers.

This year will see Julia Mark, Seth Adam, Cricket Blue, Alice Howe, and Dan Weber. Jay Ottaway and the Ramble return this year both as performers at the festival and as hosts of the Saturday Night Jam Session in Bridgewater, VT.

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Visit Plymouth Notch and the President Calvin Coolidge Homestead

October 14, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

President Calvin Coolidge HomesteadThe President Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch, VT is one of the best preserved presidential birthplaces in the nation. This rural Vermont village has remained virtually unchanged since the early 1900s!

Plymouth Notch is the birthplace and boyhood home of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. The Calvin Coolidge Homestead District encompasses most of Plymouth Notch.

Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch in 1872. He was sworn in as President here, too in 1923. The Plymouth Notch Historic District contains Calvin Coolidge’s birthplace and homestead as well as the homes of family and neighbors. The 1924 Summer White House office is here and you can visit the President’s gravesite in the town cemetery.

Other buildings include a church, general store, and a one-room schoolhouse, and the still operating Plymouth Cheese Factory. You can also visit the Aldrich House and the Wilder House and barns.

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Attend the 2016 Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest

September 5, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

plymouthNotchAntiqueAppleFestVisit the birthplace and boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge and sample rare, antique apple varieties at the Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest: October 1, 2016!

If you investigate the history of apples you’ll discover there used to be hundreds of varieties. Apples of wildly differing shapes and colors, stripes, spots, and unfamiliar names.

So, where did they all go?

Mostly, they died out in favor of uniformity for mass marketing. Despite this, many fine heirloom apple varieties still exist, including right here in Plymouth Notch!

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