Schedule of Upcoming Events

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City

Location

Time

Event

December 3, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum1:00 - 4:00 PMHoliday Open House
Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and a few of their reindeer! Enjoy holiday stories and music from various choirs. No cost to attend.
No reservations are required.
December 5, 2017Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PM“The New Cold War” by David Martin & Mary Walsh
Join David Martin and Mary Walsh, the 2017 Gerald R. Ford Journalism Award Prize winners for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense in 2016. They will discuss the critical issues and complexities of present-day national defense. This CBS News team will explain that emerging threats like cyberwarfare and terrorism are only part of the “new war”. No cost to attend. No reservations required. Reception following program.
December 6, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMDr. Edward J. Marolda “Admirals Under Fire: U.S. Naval Leaders and the Vietnam War”
Before his retirement in 2008, Dr. Marolda served as the Director of Naval History (Acting) and Senior Historian of the Navy at the Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC. He has authored and co-authored numerous books, with an emphasis on the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War. No cost to attend. Please RSVP to ford_events@nara.gov or by calling 616-254-0384.
December 13, 2017Grand RapidsMuseumDoors Open 6:30 PMFord After Five Series presents: “70’s Punk Night” featuring live music from The Young and the Savage
Join members of Mustard Plug, Lokella, Shoebox, and Triumph Music Academy as part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics ”. No cost to attend. Reservations required by calling 616-254-0384 or email ford_events@nara.gov.
January 9, 2018Grand RapidsMuseum6:30 PMJoin area radio personalities Tony Gates, Ed Buchannan, and Steve Aldrich for a lively discussion moderated by Jay Allen as part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics ”. No cost to attend. Details pending. Please check our website for updated information.
January 30, 2018Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMVietnam War Lecture Series presents: Colonel Richard Camp (Ret.) “Ringed by Fire, the Siege of Khe Sanh”
Hear Colonel Camp recount his experience while serving in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive. No cost to attend at Museum or Library. Reservations are required at the Museum by calling 616-254-0384 or email ford_events@nara.gov. No reservations required for the Library presentation.
January 31, 2018Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMVietnam War Lecture Series presents: Colonel Richard Camp (Ret.) “Ringed by Fire, the Siege of Khe Sanh”
Hear Colonel Camp recount his experience while serving in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive. No cost to attend at Museum or Library. Reservations are required at the Museum by calling 616-254-0384 or email ford_events@nara.gov. No reservations required for the Library presentation.
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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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