Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is the recipient of an Award of Merit
President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
For those of you who’ve had the opportunity to visit President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site, you know the grounds are amazing and the museum is phenomenal. The efforts of Bill Jenney his team have not gone unnoticed. It is with great pride that I’m able to post this notice sent to the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation:
“The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announced that the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the new permanent exhibition, “More Than Two Words”: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 68th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
“More Than Two Words”: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge opened at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in June 2012. The exhibition is the culmination of several years of planning and research by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, which owns and operates the Coolidge Site. It was designed by Media-FX and Group DES of Montreal, a design team internationally recognized for its innovative interpretive displays.
The exhibit is a dynamic look at how a boy from rural Plymouth Notch became President of the United States. It is designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Calvin Coolidge is brought to life through objects and interactive components–narrations paired with photographs, flipbooks with historic photo albums, newsreels, public and personal correspondence, and political cartoons. At a voice recognition/press conference station, the public is invited to interact with the president – utilizing the masterful work of Jim Cooke, the actor acclaimed for his insightful portrayal of the 30th U.S. President.
This year, AASLH is proud to confer eighty-eight national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books, and organizations. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at the 2013 AASLH Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, in September.”
Congratulations to you and thank you for all you do to provide visitors with an exceptional experience!
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