Recent Events Archives

Brian Becker “Economics and the Presidency”

Business schools professor, economic expert witness, and Foundation Trustee Brian Becker provided historical background on economic issues faced by several U.S. Presidents including George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gerald R. Ford

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H.W. Brands “The Golden Age of the Senate”

Historian H.W. Brands presented his lecture “The Golden age of the Senate” which focused on the three most noted members of Congress during the first half of the nineteenth century: John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster

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Victors of Character live performance

The “Victors of Character” live performance brings to life the true story of Gerald R. Ford and Willis Ward during their days on the Michigan Wolverine football team, as their character was both tested and shaped

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Peter Baker “Obama: The Call of History”

Peter Baker, Gerald R. Ford Journalism Award Recipient and journalist, presented a lecture on his new book “Obama: The Call of History”, a vivid and in-depth illustrated account of Barack Obama’s eight years as President of the United States.

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2018 Grand Rapids Drive Game

The Foundation and Museum partnered with Mercantile Bank of Michigan as sponsors of a Grand Rapids Drive Basketball Game honoring President Gerald R. Ford’s legacy

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