The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Forbes Library presents the "Education of Calvin and Grace Coolidge"

WHAT:  Forbes Library presents the "Education of Calvin and Grace Coolidge"
WHEN: Thursday, January 16 at 3 PM
WHERE: Forbes Library Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum, 2nd Floor
                20 West Street Northampton, MA.

Join Archivist Julie Bartlett Nelson and Coolidge Committee member Rich Szlosek (Amherst College '61) to learn about the educational backgrounds of our 30th President and First Lady. Calvin Coolidge attended a one-room schoolhouse in Plymouth Notch, VT then went on to Black River Academy in Ludlow, VT, St. Johnsbury Academy, VT and Amherst College. Grace Coolidge attended Burlington, VT public schools and the University of Vermont and became the first First Lady with a baccalaureate degree, profession and a paycheck in her own name.

This talk is part of the library's ongoing series called Cookies with Curator where staff and guest experts present a show and tell about a local history topic. The program runs about an hour including time to view special items from the library's collection. Cookies are served. This event is free and open to the public.

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