Schedule of Upcoming Events






July 25, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMFord After Five Series Presents “IPhotos & Phones”
Join Grand Rapids photogra- pher Dianne Burdick Carroll as she teaches step-by-step methods for taking better digital photographs. All those attending will receive a free copy of “On the iPhone” by Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer David Hume Kennerly, President Ford’s personal White House Photographer. No cost to attend but reservations are requited by calling 616-254-0384 or email
August 9, 2019Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PMFord After Five Series Presents “Swinging and Swearing In!”
Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the swearing-in of our 38th President. Swing music and dancing will be outside on Museum’s plaza, weather permitting. If it rains, celebration will be held inside the Museum. Museum will be provided by the John Shea Trio with guests Jon Montgomery (Tenor Sax) and Max Colley III (Trumpet). All ages welcome. No cost to attend. No reservations are 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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