A special program on Hats will be held at the President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center on Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. President Lincoln was known for his stovepipe hat and President Kennedy didn’t care to be photographed in a hat. Men in President Coolidge’s time rarely went hatless. Coolidge was a man of many hats from his suede hat for farming, top hats for formal occasions, a boater in the summer, and even an oversized cowboy hat to please his western hosts. Did you know he bought his vivacious wife her fashionable hats? We’ll view a selection of photographs and magazine illustrations that show the variety and changes in hat fashion from the 1890’s through 1930.
Visitors are welcome to wear their favorite hats, historical or otherwise. Refreshments follow.
This program is the third in a series of winter to spring programs sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in collaboration with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. The Center will be open on April 12 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. for Family Day and features the interactive exhibit: “More Than Two Words”: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge. To go with the theme of the day, hands on activities in the classroom include making paper hats from noon until 2:00 p.m. Visitors of all ages can enjoy old time movies in front of the fireplace, explore historic Plymouth Notch with the Coolidge Quest and stop in at the Cheese Factory, which is offering a 15% discount for those wearing historic hats!
The President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center is located on 3780 Route 100 A in Plymouth. Programs are free but donations are appreciated. For further information see www.calvin-coolidge.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and 802-672-3389.