Presidents’ Day Program – Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. – Improbable Paths to the Presidency: Chester Arthur & Calvin Coolidge – Two American presidents were born in Vermont – Chester Arthur and Calvin Coolidge. The two were profoundly different men, yet a number of remarkable parallels emerge from their life stories. Both began their lives in small rural villages, Arthur in Fairfield and Coolidge in Plymouth Notch. Both became lawyers and pursued careers in other states. Perhaps the most intriguing similarity, however, is that both men followed improbable paths to our nation’s highest office. Tracy Martin, Historic Sites Section Chief with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, will present a talk exploring this theme. The Historic Sites Program owns and operates both the President Chester A. Arthur and President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Sites. Tracy holds an MA in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. She worked as a museum professional for 17 years at institutions in Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas and Vermont before becoming Assistant State Curator at the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services in 2005 and has been in her current position at the Division for Historic Preservation since June of 2015. Please join us for this President’s Day talk!