Events in the next month

Title: Butterfly Swing Band Concert
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Coolidge, Music, One-Time Events

Butterfly Swing Band Join us on Saturday June 1 at 2PM for a 1920s inspired concert by the Butterfly Swing Band as we commerate the 100th anniversay of Calvin Coolidge's 1924 nomination for President. 

* watch for weather updates if concert will be held on the Forbes Library lawn or in the Coolidge Museum on the 2nd floor* 

1920s style mocktails and Coolidge inspired refreshments will be served.  


Funding provided by Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Coolidge Museum's Rosamond Chester Fund and Pris Pike Fund


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Title: HYBRID Coolidge Standing Committee meeting
Date: Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Coolidge, Trustees of Forbes Library

Meeting of the Coolidge Standing Committee of the Forbes Library Board of Trustees

HYBRID with in person in the Coolidge Museum and remote via zoom.   Public welcome to observe and there is a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting.  The agendas are posted by Thursday before the Monday meeting.  

Please follow this link to access the Zoom teleconference:

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 872 9154 9142

Passcode: 139105



Title: VIRTUAL Herstory book group: Sojourner Truth
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Categories: Book Discussions, Coolidge, Recurring Events

This month we will read Nell Irwin Painter's Sojourner Truth A Life, A Symbol.  Place holds early! 

The author will be at Bombyx in Florence on June 9 (tickets are available sliding scale $0-25)

This book is only available in print. For other formats, an autobiography, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, is available in Libby as e-audio or e-book.

This work is public domain and on Youtube there is an audio version by LibriVox  and ebook in Internet Archive.

The Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library is starting a new book group in 2024 to focus of reading women's history and social history.  

To elevate the voices of women in American history, a new book club is being offered by the The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum. The inspiration for the club, Herstory: Women in American History, came from some members of the museum's Presidential Book Club, who expressed a desire to read more about the context of historical figures, and to hear from and about the women involved in the building of our nation. 

Selections in the book club will include biographies of women interspersed with texts on significant periods in American history. This way, book club members can place the women they read about in context and gain a fuller understanding of their challenges and achievements.

This group meets on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM 

This group is moderated by Coolidge Museum Committee members Leslie Skantz-Hodgson (Smith Vocational School Librarian) and Rob Weir (retired professor of history).  

To join the email list or for more information, email 



Title: HYBRID Presidents Book Group
Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location: Coolidge Museum
Categories: Adult Events, Book Discussions, Coolidge, Recurring Events, Virtual

The Presidential Book Group, recently concluded its first journey, reading biographies of every American president from Washington to Trump.

If you want to embark on the journey, now is your chance! The group will start anew on January 22, beginning with “Washington: A Life” by famed biographer Ron Chernow.  In this group you will deepen your understanding of the American presidency as we trace the history of the presidency, beginning with George Washington, and watching how American democracy evolved in ways the Founders never anticipated. We'll follow how presidents, both celebrated and forgotten, grappled with slavery, economics, executive power and America's role in the world. In doing so, we'll broaden our knowledge of Coolidge and where his presidency fits in the American story. 

The group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 PM EST, which you can attend in person in the Coolidge Museum or on Zoom. Discussions will be facilitated by Bill Scher, vice president of the museum’s Standing Committee.


Email to join the email list or for more information.