Forbes Library 20 West Street

Calvin Coolidge Walking Tour

Forbes Library 20 West Street

Northampton, Massachusetts 01060, United States

Created By: Historic Northampton/Forbes Library

Point of Interest Details

The tour concludes bu returnign to Forbes Library, which houses the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum. If you didn't have a chance to stop in at the beginning of the tour, do so now. The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum was established in 1920, when Massachusetts Governor and Vice-President Elect Calvin Coolidge began giving documents and memorabilia to Forbes Library, the public library for the city of Northampton, Massachusetts. During his Presidency and upon leaving the White House, additional materials were added including the Howard Chandler Christy portraits of Calvin Coolidge and his wife,Grace, and the infamous electric exercise horse. In 1956, acting upon the request of Grace Coolidge and Trustees of Forbes Library, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts granted funds to establish a “Calvin Coolidge Memorial Room” as a separate entity within the Forbes Library. Today, the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum at Forbes Library is the largest existing source of primary material on Calvin Coolidge and the only public library in the United States to hold a presidential collection.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Calvin Coolidge Walking Tour


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