Schedule of Upcoming Events

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January 29, 2020Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMMichael Giogione "Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat"
Join Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione as he delves into American diplomacy’s secret weapon, Camp David. The camp has played a vital role in American history over the past century, inviting Presidents and international leaders alike to converge, converse, and, perhaps most importantly, relax. Camp David has been selected to be the site of this year’s G7 Summit.

No cost to attend. Open Seating. Book sales and signing following presentation. Reservations are appreciated by calling 616-254-0384; emailing: ford_events@nara.gov; or via Online RSVP.
February 20, 2020Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMIn association with Black History Month please join us for the Exhibit Opening “The Continual Struggle” by Brian Washington. Mr. Washington will discuss his process of creating and selecting works for his exhibit. Each individual piece is the result of his research and reflection on this critical era of American history. At the age of 20, Washington began blueprinting ideas for the 11-piece first-edition of “The Continual Struggle: The Civil Rights Movement—Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”.

In 2003 just three months after its completion, his first edition was acquired in its entirety by the Smithsonian Institution, and placed in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian-affiliated National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. This not-to-be-missed exhibition has been on display in Washington, DC and at other Presidential Libraries.

No cost to attend. Open Seating. Reservations are appreciated by calling 616-254-0384; emailing: ford_events@nara.gov; or via Online RSVP.
February 27, 2020Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMDr. Randal Jelks “With This Faith: Black Freedom Struggles and Democratic Faith”
Black American communities have exhibited an abiding faith in democracy based in religion and culture. This talk with explore how various participants in Black Freedom Struggles thought about democratic governance and the faith that it takes to live out its principles. This lecture in in conjunction with The Continual Struggle exhibition.

No cost to attend. Open Seating. Reservations are appreciated by calling 616-254-0384; emailing: ford_events@nara.gov; or via Online RSVP.
March 18, 2020Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMFormer Vice President Richard B. Cheney presents the 2020 William E. Simon Lecture in Public Affairs. This Friends of Ford members-only event will be held at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Reservations are required by calling 616-254-0396.
March 31, 2020Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMRoger Porter “Presidential Power: How Much Power Does the President Really Have?”
Join Foundation Trustee, Roger Porter as he examines the question: In what ways has presidential power expanded or receded during the period of the modern presidency? Mr. Porter is an American professor currently serving as the IBM Professor of Business and Government at Harvard University. Porter was selected as a White House Fellow (1974-75) and served as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the President’s Economic Policy Board (1974-77) in the Ford White House.

No cost to attend. Open Seating. No reservations required at the Library presentation.
April 1, 2020Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMRoger Porter “Presidential Power: How Much Power Does the President Really Have?”
Join Foundation Trustee, Roger Porter as he examines the question: In what ways has presidential power expanded or receded during the period of the modern presidency? Mr. Porter is an American professor currently serving as the IBM Professor of Business and Government at Harvard University. Porter was selected as a White House Fellow (1974-75) and served as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the President’s Economic Policy Board (1974-77) in the Ford White House.

No cost to attend. Open Seating. Reservations are appreciated for the Museum presentation by calling 616-254-0384; emailing: ford_events@nara.gov; or via Online RSVP.
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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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