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Coolidge: Rediscovering An American President
Thursday, August 3, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A Documentary Event celebrating the 100th anniversary of Calvin Coolidge
Thursday, August 3rd
Reception & Book Signing: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Screening: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Q&A following the film
Free with donations gratefully accepted
Join us for an illuminating evening of history and lively conversation as we celebrate one of America’s most underrated Presidents. Experience the wit and wisdom of Calvin Coolidge with lobby photo exhibits and special appearances by Coolidge biographer Amity Shlaes, Gov. Jim Douglas and Coolidge reenactor Tracy Messer. 1920’s attire welcome!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Calvin Coolidge’s rise to the presidency. A century after taking office, Coolidge stands as perhaps America’s most misunderstood and unjustly neglected president. But a new documentary film changes that. Coolidge: Rediscovering an American President reveals a leader who offers urgent lessons for our age of inflation, exploding debt, and partisan rancor. Coolidge oversaw one of America’s greatest periods of prosperity. Far from a passive president, he cut taxes while reducing the federal debt. He blunted class warfare. President Coolidge also presented a model of character, principle, and humility—rare qualities in Washington, then or now.
This is the first major documentary about Calvin Coolidge, the man Ronald Reagan called “one of our most underrated presidents.”
The documentary, directed by award-winning filmmaker Paul Sanderson and produced by Steve Forbes, features interviews with: Steve Forbes | Amity Shlaes | Jon Meacham | Gov. Michael Dukakis | Judge Edith Jones | Gov. James Douglas | Kurt Schmoke | George Nash Judge Janice Rogers Brown | Gov. Phil Scott | Garland Tucker | and many others!