Schedule of Upcoming Events






May 16, 2017Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMAndrew Scott Cooper presents “The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran.” Join us as author Andrew Scott Cooper gives an immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran’s glamorous Pahlavi dynasty. Free Parking. Free Admission. No Reservations Required. Book sales, signing and reception will follow the program. (download flyer)
July 13, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum7:00 PM2017 William E. Simon Lecture in Public Affairs by Carla A. Hills, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Gerald Ford Administration and a U.S. Trade Representative. Reservations are required. Ticket information will be available in the near future. For information please call 616.254.0396.
July 14, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum9:00 AMAnnual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford. Public Invited to Attend. No Reservations Required.
September 14, 2017Grand RapidsMuseum / GVSU7:00 PMSave the Date: Nathan Goetting (Constitution Day). Program details pending. Please check our website for information as it becomes available.
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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