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My wife and I arrived and looked around for the presidential library. We asked someone and they said it was on the second floor of the Forbes Library. We headed up and were looked for it. Had to ask the library tech and was told...More
Saw a mini version years ago when it was, I think, in a small curator's office in the corner. Now they have it in a spacious room on the second floor. It goes through his early years as mayor of Northampton, Gov of Mass, VP...More
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library consists of a single, large room in the Forbes Library (the name of the Northampton public library). Although Coolidge was a native of Vermont he had a law practice in Northampton and spent much of his political career in Massachusetts...More
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum is on single room. There is a dearth of artifacts and the experience is somewhat disappointing. We've been to lots of the presidential libraries and this one is low on the what-to-see scale. Interesting, but lacking.
We visited the library and asked at the front desk. He directed us to 2nd floor and said it was off hours but if not too busy they could let us see the Coolidge library. When we got upstairs the door was open with others...More
We were searching for something cultural to do in Northampton after lunch and stumbled on the Calvin Coolidge library. You can learn a lot about history going to one of these exhibits and this was no exception. We spent a good hours perusing the room...More
The Library and Museum is actually on the second floor of Northampton's Forbes Library ( a block from downtown and across the Street from Smith College). The hours are limited; Mondays 9-5; Tuesdays 1-5; Wednesdays 4-9; and... More
The Library and Museum is actually on the second floor of Northampton's Forbes Library ( a block from downtown and across the Street from Smith College). The hours are limited; Mondays 9-5; Tuesdays 1-5; Wednesdays 4-9; and Thursday 1-5. You might want to call the Forbes Library to be certain they haven't cut back on the hours during the summer. Also, if you're a Coolidge fan there are 3 other sites in town: 1) His old office on Main Street (the only thing of interest is the sign on the door, Grife and Coolidge; the house where he lived in Northampton--on Massasoit Street--nothing to see but a sign (it's a private home) and the estate he bought after he left the presidency (off South Street)--it too is privately owned but you can see the property and house from the street. Northampton is a great place--enjoy!