Schedule of Upcoming Events

Date

City

Location

Time

Event

February 9, 2017Grand RapidsEberhard Center, Room 2157:00 PMH.W. Brands “The General vs. The President.” In partnership with the Hauenstein Center. Please register at www.HauensteinCenter.org/RSVP or by calling 616.331.2770. No cost to attend. Recommended parking: Fulton Lot.
February 13, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum10:30 AMKara Alaimo, Ph.D. “The Role of Social Media and Other New Technology in the 2016Election.” Nocosttoattend.Reservationsarerequired.PleaseRSVP
by calling 616.254.0384 or email: ford_events@nara.gov.
February 15, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMPaul Brandus “Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency.” No cost to attend. Reservations are required. Please RSVP by calling 616.254.0384
or email: ford_events@nara.gov.
February 16, 2017Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMPaul Brandus “Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency.” Reception follows program. Free admission. Free parking. No reservations required.
February 19, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum Auditorium2:00 PMSpace Film Series presents “The Day The Earth Stood Still” a 1951 film about an alien that lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. Film is free with paid membership or Museum admission.
February 26, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum Auditorium2:00 PMSpace Film Series presents “Gravity” a 2013 film with Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris. Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. Film is free with paid membership or Museum admission.
March 5, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum Auditorium2:00 PMSpace Film Series presents “Wall-E” a 2008 film depicting a small waste-collecting robot that inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Film is free with paid membership or Museum admission.
March 7, 2017Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMMark Clague “Star Spangled Banner”. Mark your calendars; details pending.
March 9, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMAndy Boyan, Ph.D. “Political Bias in American News Media.” Joint event with AlbionCollege.DessertReceptionimmediatelyfollowing. Nocost;reservations are required. Please email RSVP by March 3 to: advance.albion.edu/news-bias or by calling 517.629.0448.
April 5, 2017Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMKate Andersen Brower “First Ladies”. Mark your calendars; details pending.
April 11, 2017Grand RapidsFrederik Meijer Gardens12:00 PM2017 America’s First Ladies Luncheon. Please join us as we celebrate the 99th Birthday of First Lady Betty Ford with Mary Jean Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Reservations are required. Ticket information will be available in the near future. For information please call 616.254.0396.
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_rmh0424-copy-2The New Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Re-Opened on June 7, 2016

Grand Rapids — Discover Gerald R. Ford in our newly renovated Museum, with six galleries incorporating technology which allows visitors to dig deeper into topics of interest. Explore Ford’s early years in Foundations of a Civic Life and his public service career as Congressman from Michigan in Serving the People.

With plans to retire, learn how Congressman Ford’s life took an unexpected turn when he was tapped to become Vice President and a few short months later was sworn in as the 38th President of the United States in Integrity at the Helm. The impact Gerald R. Ford made on our nation is illustrated in the final three galleries, Citizenship by Example, Funeral and Memorial Tributes, and Legacy Experience.

 

Map N Tour GRFCheck Out “Map-N-Tour” of President Gerald R. Ford’s Life

“Map N Tour” is an interactive tour that gives you a personal look into Gerald R. Ford’s life. There is a website option http://www.mapntour.com/view/grford and also mobile apps for iPhone/iPad and Android (search Map N Tour).

Highlights include his childhood homes and Grace Episcopal Church, where he and Betty were married. Using this tour, you can quickly find direct links to the information you are seek- ing. The phone app could be used as a driving tour to see highlights first hand.

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