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“Very interesting”

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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“Very interesting”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I loved the history. Very educational. Kind of dry for little kids, but great for high school and up!

Visited September 2012
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Indianapolis
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69 reviews
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“Is museum ever open? But library is great!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

On 2 or 3 trips to Northampton this museum (just an area on second floor of local library) has never been open. Got a brief off-hours visit; exhibits looked 1950s. But the library itself is great! Privately endowed, great Victorian building, replete with paintings by Gilbert Stuart, Samuel Morse, etc. Friendly staff. Convenient parking, centrally located.

Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Small But Good”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

A good 30 minute stop, this museum is great, but very small. Don't expect a lot, but our highlights were the paintings of Calvin Coolidge and his wife that were displayed in the White House, and the old desk from the oval office. Our tour guide was also very helpful and informative.

Visited July 2012
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Marion, South Carolina
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“Silent Cal has a lot to say!”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Coolidge was the last US President to not get an "official" Presidential Museum, but this remarkable resource manages to take up the slack very nicely. The casual visitor will enjoy the timelines of Coolidge's life and Presidency, and the youngsters will get a kick out of the fashions displayed, the photos of Coolidge in Native American headdress, and even Coolidge's electric horse! More serious scholars will also find a great deal of source material here available for research.
Coolidge served on the City Council here, and was Mayor of Northampton before becoming Governor of Massachusetts and making national headlines. After his term in the White House, he returned to Northampton and lived out the remainder of his life, so it is a natural spot for this very nicely curated collection.

Visited April 2012
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“Worth the Trip”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

A nice stop in Northampton with a plethora of artifacts. A must for a presidential or Coolidge buff.

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