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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

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2017 America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy

The 2017 “America’s First Ladies” luncheon, with special guest Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, commemorated Mrs. Betty Ford’s 99th birthday and highlighted the enduring legacy of one of America’s most beloved First Ladies

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Tony England “From Earth to Space and Back again”

NASA astronaut Dr. Tony England provided a lecture as part of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum’s new exhibit on loan from NASA by highlighting the beginnings of the U.S Space Program through the current growing privatization of space exploration

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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

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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

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