Exhibit: Calvin Coolidge: Vermont's President
August 2023 marks the centennial of Calvin Coolidge’s arrival in the oval office, following the death of President Warren G. Harding. To explore the legacy of his life and administration, the Vermont Historical Society is hosting an exhibition from the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, which tells the story of Coolidge’s life and work in an innovative graphic exhibit.
Calvin Coolidge: Vermont’s President will be displayed in the Vermont History Museum’s Jackie Calder Exhibit Gallery, and features specially commissioned graphic illustrations of key moments in Coolidge’s career, accompanied by text explaining the context and impact of those moments. Artist Paul Rivoche (The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression) provided the illustrations for the exhibit.
Visitors will also be able to learn more about the famously reserved President’s communications style – through text, audio, and art – and offer their own ideas on his impact and legacy.
Calvin Coolidge: Vermont's President is on view through June 2023.