Schedule of Upcoming Events






May 14, 2019Ann ArborLibrary7:00 PMCarla A. Hills “Why Trade Matters”
Join us as former Ambassador Carla A. Hills discusses today’s trade issues, changing partnerships, and the elevation in trade tensions. Ambassador Hills will describe the mounting uncertainty regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as well as the nation’s plans to negotiate trade deals with the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan, and China. Hills will also reflect on imposed tariffs and the threat of additional ones. Free Admission; Free Parking; Open Seating; Reception Follows Program. No reservations required.
May 30, 2019Grand RapidsFrederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture ParkDoors Open - 11:30 AM; Program - 12:00 NoonAmerica’s First Ladies Luncheon Series Presents “Inside the White House: Behind the Scenes of the First Lady’s Office”
Please join us in welcoming Anita McBride, Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush; Tina Tchen, Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama; Chef Roland Mesnier, Former White House Pastry Chef; and Martha Reeves, Motown Legend with a Special Performance of “What I Did For Love” (First Lady Betty Ford’s favorite song). $50.00 per person. Reservations are required by calling 616-254-0396 or email Space is limited.
June 5, 2019Grand RapidsMuseumDoors Open - 5:30 PM; Music - 6:00 PMFord After Five Series Presents “A Bird’s Life: A Celebration of Charlie Parker”
Please join us in welcoming the John Shea Trio with special guests Tom Lockwood on the Saxophone and Max Colley III on the Trumpet. No Cover, no reservations 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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