Schedule of Upcoming Events

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Location

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Event

September 23, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMGarrett Graff “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11”.
“The Only Plane in the Sky” written by award-winning journalist and historian Garrett Graff tells the story of 9/11 as it was lived—in the words of those who lived it. Graff draws on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories to paint a vivid portrait of the September 11th attacks. No cost to attend either presentation. Reservations are required in Grand Rapids. Please RSVP for the Museum program by calling 616-254-0384 or via email at ford_events@nara.gov.
September 24, 2019Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMGarrett Graff “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11”
“The Only Plane in the Sky” written by award-winning journalist and historian Garrett Graff tells the story of 9/11 as it was lived—in the words of those who lived it. Graff draws on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories to paint a vivid portrait of the September 11th attacks. No cost to attend either presentation.
September 24, 2019Grand RapidsDeVos Center 122 E Loosemore Auditorium7:00 PMJeffrey Rosen: Constitution Day 2019
Offering his insights on the Constitution and the Supreme Court, CEO of the National Constitution Center, Jeffrey Rosen, joins us to celebrate Constitution Day. This is a joint program between the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Museum and the Hauenstein Center. For more information, please email Jakob Bigard at bigardja@gvsu.edu. No cost to attend, Reservations are required. Please visit the Hauenstein Center’s website www.gvsu.edu/hc/ under events to RSVP.
October 19, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum1:00 PM“Fabric Mosaic” with ArtPrize winner (2013 and 2015) Ann Loveless
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is hosting a 3-hour class, taught by Master Quilter, Ann Loveless. During the class, you will make a 4” x 6” mosaic-like art quilt. It will involve fusible web and free-motion machine quilting. Participants may choose any of Ann’s mosaic designs by looking on her website. Cost to attend is $20.00 per attendee. Reservations can be made at 616-254-0384 or ford_events@nara.gov. The class is limited to 25. If registration is over 25, we will add names to a wait list.
October 24, 2019Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMThe 2019 Canadian Election "Issues and Impact for Michigan"
Join us for a moderated discussion on the issues and results of the 2019 Canadian election, and its impact on US-Canadian relations and Michigan. Sharing their expertise in Canadian and American politics and diplomacy will be moderator Barry Rabe, Ford School of Public Policy, and panelists Stephen Brooks, University of Windsor, and Maryscott Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian American Business Council. Opening remarks by Canadian Consul General Joe Comartin. No cost to attend. Open seating. No reservations required. Reception following program.
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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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