Medal for Distinguished Public Service 2017

Jimmy Carter is the 2017 Recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service which was presented to him by Carla A. Hills, Red Cavaney, Steve Ford, and Joseph Calvaruso in Atlanta, Georgia

Paul Brandus “Under This Roof”

Paul Brandus presented “Under This Roof: A History of the White House and the Presidency” at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum February 15, 2017 and at the Library on February 16, 2017, highlighting the history of the home of Presidents, and those who designed, decorated, and inhabited it

H.W. Brands “The General vs. The President”

Historian H.W. Brands presented “The General vs. The President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War” at GVSU, together in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Hauenstein Center

Joel Goldstein “The White House Vice Presidency”

Professor Joel Goldstein from the St. Louis University School of Law presented “The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden” during three separate programs throughout January 2017

2017 Presidential Inauguration broadcast live at the Museum

Once again, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum celebrated the Presidential Inauguration by broadcasting the activities in Washington D.C. in the auditorium, with this year commemorating the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

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