Schedule of Upcoming Events

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City

Location

Time

Event

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 21, 2019DetroitDetroit Athletic Club6:00 - 9:00 PMVictors of Character at the Detroit Athletic Club
Victors of Character tells the story of a young Gerald Ford, his friend and teammate Willis Ward, and the 1934 football game that both tested and shaped their character. This play uncovers the details of the Michigan- Georgia Tech game in which star player, Willis Ward, was benched because of the Jim Crow laws of the South.

The lessons of character taught to us by both President Ford and Judge Willis Ward are more relevant today than ever and we are excited to have it on our DAC stage. Join fellow members and Coach Jack Harbaugh for the 85th anniversary of the game with a tailgate inspired strolling dinner, Victors of Character Play followed by Dessert.

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6:00 PM - Strolling Dinner; 7:00 PM - Program with Jack Harbaugh and Play; 8:00 PM - Dessert with the Actors & Coaches; Cost: $100/person; Attire: Professional Business

October 21, 2019Grand RapidsGVSU Eberhard Center7:00 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.
October 24, 2019Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMMichael Beschloss - ”Presidential Character-The X FACTOR”
s a presidential election looms, Michael Beschloss joins us for our Character and the Presidency series, sharing his wealth of knowledge on the qualities that create a president. This is a joint venture between the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Museum, and Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. No cost to attend. Reservations are available at Hauenstein Center Events website: www.gvsu.edu/hc
November 7, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum9:00 AM - 4:00 PMWWI 360: Teach Like an Ace!

This one-day teacher workshop from the National WWI Museum and Memorial offers a blend of meaningful content and primary-source focused methods for teaching WWI and its enduring impact. Learn to debunk common WWI misconceptions, how to teach beyond the Western Front and why we need to teach WWI now more than ever.

You’ll also learn how to use historical deliberations to engage, educate, and equip your students. $4 fee to attend; breakfast and lunch included; SCECHs available for those who apply. A limited number of sub reimbursements are available. Please email: cshubert@38foundation.org for more information.

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You won’t want to miss this professional development opportunity provided by the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Michigan Center for Civic Education, and Michigan Council for History Education!
November 12, 2019Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMJohn Carlin presents “Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat”
Former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin takes us to the front lines of a global but little-understood fight as the Justice Department and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorists recruiters, and spies. No reservations required.
November 13, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMJohn Carlin presents “Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat”
Former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin takes us to the front lines of a global but little-understood fight as the Justice Department and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorists recruiters, and spies. Reservations are required at the Museum presentation only by calling: 616-254-0384 or emailing: ford_events@nara.gov.

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December 1, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum1:00 tp 4:00 PMKick off the Holiday Season this year at the Ford Presidential Museum with holiday music and visit with Santa and his reindeer. Opening for the holiday season will be the train formerly shown at Breton Village Mall! This train is now a permanent holiday display at the Ford Museum. No cost to attend this family-friendly celebration. No reservations required.
December 10, 2019Grand RapidsDeVos Ctr Loosemore Auditorium7:00 PMAuthors David Roll and Hank Meijer share the stage as they discuss Col. Ralph W. Hauenstein's favorite WWII General, George Marshall and Grand Rapids' native, Senator Arthur Vandenberg. Joint program with Hauenstein Center. No cost to attend. Reservations are required. Please visit www.gvsu.edu/hc and select events to RSVP on line or visit our facebook.
December 12, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMMary Evans Seeley “Seasons Greetings from the White House”
Mary Evans Seeley is a collector, historian, lecturer, author and publisher of two books about Christmas at the White House. She has the most extensive collection of Presidential Christmas memorabilia in the country. Her book, "Season's Greetings from the White House" is now in its eighth edition. It tells the stories of Christmas at the White House from Calvin Coolidge through Donald J. Trump, documenting nearly a century of presidential Christmases. No cost to attend. Reservations are required by calling 616-254-0384 or emailing: ford_events@nara.gov.

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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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