Events and Exhibits Calendar
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Taking the Seas: The Rise of the American Aircraft Carrier
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.
|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.
9/11 NEVER FORGET Traveling Exhibit
Grand Rapids--In 2013, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created a traveling exhibit as a tribute to all those who sacrificed on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 NEVER FORGET traveling exhibit is also a tool to educate America’s youth about the historic events of that day. The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts, news and video recording, and live tours from FDNY heroes. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring WE NEVER FORGET and that America’s youth understand the sacrifice of many on that day.
Grand Rapids--The Gerald R. Ford Museum, Foundation and the Hauenstein Center is proud to bring you this American Conversations keynote featuring Donald E. Markle, a former U.S. intelligence officer, Smithsonian Institute lecturer, and author whose previous works address the topic of U.S. military intelligence during World War II and the American Civil War.
Most books about espionage in the American Revolution tend to focus on General George Washington, but as noted historian Donald E. Markle explores in this fascinating account, there was an entire system of intelligence communication independent of his direction. General Washington and British General Charles Cornwallis were engaged in a constant battle to outmaneuver each other, and Cornwallis seemed always one step behind Washington and his intelligence departments. As the war progressed, the Americans and British slowly learned one another’s tactics, leading to the hunt between the American fox (Washington) and the British hound (Cornwallis). There could only be one winner.
Ann Arbor--On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered in front of hundreds of onlookers. Everything was over in mere seconds, but the events of that day have been the subject of heated debate for five decades. The presidential commission, established by President Lyndon B. Johnson was headed by then-Chief Justice Earl Warren. Tasked with determining the truth, the Warren Commission investigated the Kennedy assassination and published its report the following year. September 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the Warren Commission findings.
Now, in this eye-opening new account of the Commission and its findings, Howard P. Willens sets out to prove that Warren's advice was prescient. Willens, the only living member of the three-person supervisory staff of the Warren Commission, supervised the investigation from the very beginning and has waited until now to silence the critics and well-intentioned armchair detectives. Drawn from Willens' own journals and extensive notes on the investigation--which have never before been published--History Will Prove Us Right tells the true and complete story, perhaps for the first time, of every aspect of the investigation into one of the century's most harrowing events from a uniquely first-person perspective.
Grand Rapids--ArtPrize® is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public.
It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.
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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
March 31 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