Schedule of Upcoming Events

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City

Location

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Event

August 3, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum5:30 - 7:00 PMFord After Five Series: Game Night
Bring your favorite board game or use ours! Admission is only $2.00 per adult (12 & under free). Included in the price is an admission ticket redeemable for a future visit to the Museum and a trip up to the exhibits on the night of August 3rd. No reservations required for this family friendly fun event.
August 8, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum10:00 AMSummer Fun Series
Join us for this kid friendly event. Watch “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937, G) and craft some State Gifts. The movie will start at 10 AM with crafts following. Regular museum admission policies apply. Groups should schedule in advance for free admission by emailing: desiree.ruhland@nara.gov
August 17, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum5:30 - 7:00 PMFord After Five Series: Game Night
Bring your favorite board game or use ours! Admission is only $2.00 per adult (12 & under free). Included in the price is an admission ticket redeemable for a future visit to the Museum and a trip up to the exhibits on the night of August 17th. No reservations required for this family friendly fun event.
August 31, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum5:30 - 7:00 PMFord After Five Series: Jazz Night “An Evening With the Duke”
The John Shea Quarter will cover songs from Duke Ellington for this final jazz night in the Ford After Five Series. There is no charge to attend this event; no reservations required. Doors open at 5:30 PM; Music begins at 6:00 PM.
September 7, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum5:30 - 7:00 PMFord After Five Series: Brew Master
Join area Brew Masters as they discuss the process behind the barley and the hops. Bring questions about your home brewing and get some advice from the experts. Limited samples will be available for testing. Cost is $2.00 per person. Must be 21 or older with a valid photo ID.
September 11, 2017Grand RapidsMuseumAll Day9/11 Community Day of Remembrance - Scout Salute
Join us as we pay tribute to the lives lost on September 11, 2001. Join the Boy Scouts as they salute from dawn until dusk (7 AM—8 PM) at the Museum. Free Museum entrance. Blood drive in the DeVos Learning Center. Police, Fire, EMS, and Disaster Readiness Demonstrations. Special Keynote speakers TBD.
September 14, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMDebating the Constitution. Joint presentation with the Hauenstein Center. In honor of Constitution Day we are pleased to host a debate on Constitutional Interpretation between Nathan Goetting of Adrian College and John McGinnis of Northwestern University. The debate will be moderated by Victoria Vuletich of Cooley Law School. Reservation information TBD.
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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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