Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum, Northampton

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The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library of 30th U.S. President Calvin Coolidge.LocationThe library is located at the Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts, where Coolidge practiced law and served as mayor.FoundationThe Coolidge Library began in 1920 when Coolidge began donating various records and memorabilia to the Forbes Library. This collection was furthered in 1956 when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts established the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Room at the behest of Grace Coolidge.
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  • August 28, 2017
    I returned to Northampton for inspiration and I found it.The granite statue of President Coolidge summarizes his public life.  more »
  • August 25, 2017
    Saw a mini version years ago when it was, I think, in a small curator's office in the corner. Now they have it in a spacious room on the second floor. It goes through his early years as mayor of North...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library consists of a single, large room in the Forbes Library (the name of the Northampton public library). Although Coolidge was a native of Vermont he had a law pra...  more »
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  • November 15, 2016
    If you have a few minutes to spare and appreciate American history, stop on by. The library has limited hours, but any of the librarians are happy to open it up and allow you to explore. The museum features many original possessions and artwork of Pres. Coolidge. Humble. Subtle. The presidential library that matches Silent Call to a T.
  • July 10, 2016
    It's not really a presidential library; Mrs. Coolidge made the request that his office when he was a lawyer should be preserved. I believe even the door says Law Office. The Library could not turn down her request but that is a public library, not a presidential library site. His homestead is in Vermont; that's where most people go. I don't believe all presidents have libraries.
  • July 7, 2016
    Small, one room in the public library. Nice curated collection on the life of Coolidge.
  • February 8, 2016
    So sad, it is the size of a living room. I know presidential libraries received funding post FDR, but Smith college or someone should fund a more respectable library.

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