Schedule of Upcoming Events

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Location

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Event

June 7, 2018

Postponed Will Be Rescheduled
Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMDonald Rumsfeld - “When The Center Held: Gerald Ford and the Rescue of the American Presidency”.
A revealing political memoir of the presidency of Gerald Ford as seen through the eyes of Donald Rumsfeld - the New York Times best-selling author, and President Ford’s former Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff, and longtime personal confidant. In When the Center Held Secretary Rumsfeld candidly shares his personal observations of the man himself, and provides a sweeping examination of his crucial years in office. It is a rare and fascinating look behind the closed doors of the Oval Office, including never-before-seen photos, memos, and anecdotes, from a unique insider’s perspective - essential reading for any fan of presidential history. This Event has been POSTPONED to a (as yet to be determined) future date. Watch for event updates as they become available.
August 8, 2018Grand RapidsMuseumDoors Open at 5:30 pm— Music Begins at 6:00 PMFord After Five Series presents The John Shea Trio. Join us for a delightful evening of Duke Ellington music by The John Shea Trio “An Evening with The Duke”. Special guest Max Colley, III will join the Trio on the trumpet. Doors open at 5:30 PM, Music begin sat 6:00 PM. No cost to Attend. No reservations are required.
September 11, 2018Grand RapidsMuseumAll Day9-11 Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Join area Scouts, Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Personnel from dawn till dusk as we salute the flag non-stop in memory of the lives lost on 9-11. No reservations are necessary. Check our website as more information becomes available on this year’s Salute.
September 12, 2018Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMLisa McCubbin: “Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor and Trailblazer”. Hear Lisa McCubbin discuss her new book. It is based on intimate in-depth interviews with family, friends, and colleagues of Mrs. Ford. McCubbin reveals a fiercely independent woman who had a lively sense of humor, unwavering faith, and an indomitable spirit—the true story behind one of the most admired and influential women of our time. No reservations are required for the Library/Ann Arbor presentation.
September 13, 2018Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMLisa McCubbin: “Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor and Trailblazer”. Hear Lisa McCubbin discuss her new book. It is based on intimate in-depth interviews with family, friends, and colleagues of Mrs. Ford. McCubbin reveals a fiercely independent woman who had a lively sense of humor, unwavering faith, and an indomitable spirit—the true story behind one of the most admired and influential women of our time. Reservations are required for the Museum presentation by calling 616-254-0384 or emailing ford_events@nara.gov.
September 13 - 18, 2018Grand RapidsMuseumAll DayArtPrize Preview Week Take advantage of ArtPrize Preview Week and see the art displayed without the crowds! Again this year the Ford Presidential Museum have art on display inside and on the Museum grounds. During Preview Week regular museum hours and admission apply.
September 19, 2018Grand RapidsMuseumAll DayArtPrize 2018 — Stop by the Museum and view the ArtPrize artists for 2018. The Museum is proud to participate as a venue for the city-wide art competition ArtPrize.
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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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