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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  • We were searching for something cultural to do in Northampton after lunch and stumbled on the Calvin Coolidge library. You can learn a lot about history going to one of these exhibits and this was no ...  read more »
  • I am a huge Calvin Coolidge fan! Since a boy the allure of President Coolidge has been real. In March I discovered the Coolidge Museum at the Forbes Library in Northampton, Mass. It is free and totall...  read more »
  • We visited the Coolidge library on 5/16. It is a small library located on the second floor of the town (Forbes) library. The museum gives you an overview of Coolidge's early life, marriage, governorsh...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Small, one room in the public library. Nice curated collection on the life of Coolidge.
  • 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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