Calvin Coolidge Has Become Hero to Tea Partiers

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In the Vermont hamlet where Calvin Coolidge was born, folks will celebrate his star-spangled birthday the way they always do.

A Vermont National Guard contingent and a color guard will gather at noon on the village green and walk down to the Plymouth Notch Cemetery, where Coolidge is buried, trailed by hundreds of people - Coolidge descendants, presidential history buffs and locals.

Next month, a new museum dedicated to Coolidge will opens its door at the historic site that bears his name, which is tucked away in the hills of southern Vermont.

The President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center, a $2 million project jointly funded by the state of Vermont and the Coolidge Foundation, will open Aug. 7, offering archived Coolidge material under one roof, exhibition space, a learning lab for teachers and students, meeting space and a museum store. Coolidge's presidential library and museum are housed in the Forbes Library in Northampton, Mass....

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