Schedule of Upcoming Events






April 5, 2017Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMKate Andersen Brower “First Ladies”. Mark your calendars; details pending.
April 10, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMTony England; Program details pending. Tony England is a former NASA astronaut. Selected in 1967, Tony England was among a group of astronauts who served as backups during the Apollo and Skylab programs.
April 11, 2017Grand RapidsFrederik Meijer Gardens12:00 PM2017 America’s First Ladies Luncheon. Please join us as we celebrate the 99th Birthday of First Lady Betty Ford with Mary Jean Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Reservations are required. Ticket information will be available in the near future. For information please call 616.254.0396.
April 15, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum10:00 AM - 12:00 PMJoin us for a historical Betty Ford Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Meet the Easter Bunny, join the fun on the Easter Egg Trail, and participate in the many family-friendly crafts and learning activities throughout the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. (Kids 10 & under with an Adult). Online RSVP required.
Event InformationPlease call: (616) 254-0396
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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 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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