Schedule of Upcoming Events

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City

Location

Time

Event

March 20, 2019Ann Arbor Library7:00 PMPeter D. Hart “The 2020 Election: The Challenges and Changes Facing Political Polling”
Join us as Peter D. Hart, leading public opinion expert and pollster, takes a fun and interactive look at the latest polling trends, while sharing insights about key changes, demographic information, and top issues the country needs to know. Special thanks to Albion College for the collaboration on this event. No reservations required, open seating, and reception following the presentation.
March 25, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMDavid Hume Kennerly “Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford”
Please join us in welcoming Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly in conjunction with the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibit “Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford.” Mr. Kennerly served as White House photographer for President Gerald R. Ford. A must-see exhibit of images personally selected by Mr. Kennerly creating what he calls “a close-up portrait of President Ford’s humanity.” Special guest Susan Ford Bales will join Mr. Kennerly for a discussion. Dessert reception and exhibit tour following the discussion. Special thanks to the Frey Foundation and Bank of America for support of the exhibit! No cost to attend. Reservations required via online RSVP , calling 616-254-0384 or emailing ford_events@nara.gov. Free parking.
April 17, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMJames D. Hornfischer “Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, The Decision to Drop the Bomb”
James D. Hornfischer will cover the crescendo of U.S. operations in the Central Pacific, covering the air, land, and sea operations that seized the Mariana Islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, the strategic air operations conducted from the Marianas that ended the war, and the reckoning of the occupation that foreshadowed 42 years of the Cold War. Special thanks to the Armed Forces Thanksgiving for support of this event. No cost to attend. Reservations required via online RSVP by calling 616-254-0384 or emailing ford_events@nara.gov. Free parking.
April 29, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMDavid Priess “How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives”
Join former CIA insider and author David Priess as he showcases the political dark arts in action: a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential departures mixed with party intrigue, personal betrayal, and backroom shenanigans. No cost to attend events at the Museum or Library. Reservations are required at the Museum via online RSVP by calling 616-254-0384 or emailing ford_events@nara.gov.
April 30, 2019
Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMDavid Priess “How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives”
Join former CIA insider and author David Priess as he showcases the political dark arts in action: a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential departures mixed with party intrigue, personal betrayal, and backroom shenanigans. No cost to attend events at the Museum or Library.
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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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