Amity Shlaes to headline Ethan Allen Institute’s Jefferson Day Celebration

For Immediate Release
September 21, 2021

John McClaughry 802-695-1448

The Ethan Allen Institute is excited to announce that Amity Shlaes will speak on “Jefferson and Coolidge” at our 28th annual Jefferson Day Celebration on Saturday evening, October 2 at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.

She will be introduced by former Gov. Jim Douglas, a member of the Foundation’s Board.
Amity Shlaes is chairwoman of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. She is a renowned historian and columnist who has authored several New York Times bestsellers, including her 2005 biography Coolidge.

Amity, a magna cum laude graduate of Yale, writes a syndicated column for Forbes and serves as Presidential Scholar at King’s College in New York City. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Fortune, National Review, The New Republic, and Foreign Affairs.

The social hour with hors d’oeuvres buffet will begin at 5:00 in the Coolidge Center building at Plymouth Notch, followed at 6:00 by Amity’s talk. Guests may wish to come an hour early to explore the Center’s exhibits and purchase a copy of Amity’s biography and Calvin’s autobiography.

Reservations: The ticket price is $50 (all proceeds to the Coolidge Foundation). Tickets can be purchased online at, or you can reserve online to hold your place and mail a check to EAI (4836 Kirby Mountain Rd., Concord VT 05824, 802 6954 1448).