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David Hume Kennerly “Extraordinary Circumstances”

David Hume Kennerly “Extraordinary Circumstances”

Pulitzer Prize winner David Humor Kennerly discussed the background of the Museum’s newest exhibit “Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford” dedicated to some of his best photographs taken while serving in the White House

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Peter Hart “The 2020 Election”

Peter Hart “The 2020 Election”

Peter D. Hart, regarded as one of the top analysts of public opinion in the United States, presented his lecture “The 2020 Election: The Challenges and Changes Facing Political Polling” at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

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H.W. Brands “Comedian-in-Chief”

H.W. Brands “Comedian-in-Chief”

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, and the Hauenstein Center at GVSU partnered to host historian H.W. Brands as he presented his new book “Comedian-in-Chief: What Presidents’ Humor Says about Them, and about Us”

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GRCC rededicates Ford Fieldhouse

GRCC rededicates Ford Fieldhouse

Grand Rapids Community College recently reopened the Ford Fieldhouse, in honor of Gerald R. Ford, following a $8M renovation project and is now equipped with numerous facility updates and enhanced student athlete experiences

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Jon Meacham: The Soul of America

Jon Meacham: The Soul of America

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham presented his new book “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Nature”, which looks back at critical times in our country’s history when hope overcame division and fear

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Michael Giorgione “Inside Camp David”

Michael Giorgione “Inside Camp David”

Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, former Commanding Officer of Camp David, presented “Inside Camp David” which details first-ever insider accounts into life at this intensely private and secret hideaway used by presidents and their families

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Elaine Weiss “The Woman’s Hour”

Elaine Weiss “The Woman’s Hour”

Elaine Weiss discussed her new book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote”, which focuses on the nail-biting climax of the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment; granting women the right to vote

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Building Integrity, Building Ford documentary

Building Integrity, Building Ford documentary

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum hosted a capacity crowd for Newport News Shipbuilding’s documentary highlighting the construction and eventual deployment of the U.S Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford

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