Vermont Heritage

Senator Bernie Sanders visited Plymouth Notch on Wednesday to announce federal funds he helped secure to expand the visitors' center at the historic home of President Calvin Coolidge. The project will help keep the Vermont landmark open more often - even during the winter - , making it still more accessible to school children. Sanders said, "We must do everything we can to preserve our historic treasures for future generations. Vermonters are proud of their heritage and the many contributions

Senator Bernie Sanders visited Plymouth Notch on Wednesday to announce federal funds he helped secure to expand the visitors' center at the historic home of President Calvin Coolidge. The project will help keep the Vermont landmark open more often - even during the winter - , making it still more accessible to school children. Sanders said, "We must do everything we can to preserve our historic treasures for future generations. Vermonters are proud of their heritage and the many contributions we have made to American history. The Coolidge homestead is an important piece of that history." The Coolidge family homestead was the site at which the thirtieth president of the United States was sworn into office by his father, a local notary public, by the light of a kerosene lamp after the untimely death of President Harding in 1923.

Sanders announced was able to help secure $196,000 in federal funds to improve and expand the visitors' center at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site.