Gerald R. Ford Museum
Exhibits, Events, Education Center

303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-254-0400 (tel)
616-254-0386 (fax)

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Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Daily)
(Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Days)



Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-205-0555 (tel)
734-205-0571 (fax)

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Hours: 8:45am-4:45pm (M-F)
(Closed Federal Holidays)




Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
Events
and Exhibits Calendar


For information on events at the Ford Museum (Grand Rapids, Michigan) call (616) 254-0400

For information on events at the Ford Library (Ann Arbor, Michigan) call
(734) 205-0555
Support for programming provided by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
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EXHIBITS

Growing up Grand
Now - June 16, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS --
Follow Gerald Ford from his birth in Nebraska, to his growing up in Grand Rapids, to his graduation from the University of Michigan. A first-of-its-kind look at the making of our 38th president.

 

Taking the Seas: The Rise of the American Aircraft Carrier
Opening July 14, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS -- For one hundred years, aircraft carriers have launched their planes over the seas, assuring the fleet and soldiers ashore air superiority and support in the far-flung corners of the map, where leaders determine our interests are at risk.  They are the largest, most powerful warships ever to plow the waves, monuments to our nation's strength, ready to respond to crises abroad.  The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum offers Taking the Seas: The Rise of the American Aircraft Carrier, an exhibit that explores the development of this unique ship and the role it plays in projecting our nation's influence abroad.  From the first efforts at the close of the First World War, to the central role the carrier played in winning World War II, to the newest super-carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, the exhibit offers key artifacts, documents, and video of the rise of the American carrier.

 

Growing up Grand
Now - May 2014

ANN ARBOR -- This collection features a selection of documents and photos from President Ford's childhood days in Grand Rapids and his time as a student at the University of Michigan. It also features unique mementos and artifacts not on display in the larger exhibit at the Museum! Visitors can also see the office President Ford used during his post presidential visits to the Library. This lobby exhibit in Ann Arbor has free admission.

 

The Remarkable Lives and Times of Gerald and Betty Ford
In the Lobby


ANN ARBOR -- Mrs. Ford's life is celebrated with a special exhibit featuring meticulous reproductions of three historic dresses, plus artifacts and photos.  President Ford's life is told through a permanent exhibit of over 100 seldom-seen documents and photos, plus a biographical film.  Visitors also can see the office Mr. Ford used during his post-presidential visits to the Library.  This lobby exhibit in Ann Arbor has free admission. 

 


SPEAKERS, PROGRAMS AND FORUMS



Allida Black Allida Black
Outspoken Women: What Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford taught us about Leadership
April 24, 2014
7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR --In celebration of Mrs. Ford’s birthday in April, we are marking the occasion with a presentation from Allida Black, one of the country’s top experts on First Ladies. Allida Black is Research Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University, and Historian and Director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. 

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Rick Atkinson
The Guns Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945
May 13, 2014
7:00 p.m. Eberhard Center

GRAND RAPIDS -- D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Rick Atkinson’s riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. Historic events come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory. This Hauenstein Center event is in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Library & Museum.


Peter Baker

Peter Baker
Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
May 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS -- Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.

For reservations email ford_events@nara.gov or call (616) 254-0384.


 

 

 


DEADLINES, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants
September 15 Annually
March 15 Annually
ANN ARBOR -- Application deadline. The Gerald R. Ford Foundation awards several research travel grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. A grant defrays travel, living, and photocopy expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. More information.

Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter
April 10 Annually
ANN ARBOR -- Application deadline. A grant of $5000 is awarded annually to support dissertation research on any aspect of the United States political process during the latter part of the 20th century. More information.

Last Updated: March 26, 2013

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