Events and Exhibits Calendar
For information on events at the Ford Museum (Grand Rapids, Michigan) call (616) 254-0400
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Support for programming provided by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.
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Growing up Grand
Growing up Grand
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.
James Cannon’s new book, Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life, was released posthumously in May 2013 during President Ford’s centennial year. Cannon, who served as Ford’s White House domestic policy adviser, presents a comprehensive narrative account of the life of Gerald Ford, from Ford’s humble background in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to his career in Congress and his notable accomplishments as president.
Join us as we welcome James Cannon’s sons, Scott,
who contributed an Afterword to the book, and Jim in a
conversation moderated by Ford School of Public Policy
Professor Barry Rabe on Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life.
GRAND RAPIDS -- In a critical Cold War moment in 1957, Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite.
Yanek Mieczkowski's Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment shows that Eisenhower refused to panic and guided America's space program--but in a sharp political conflict, he clashed with John Kennedy over sending men to the moon and improving America's global prestige.
There will be a book signing following the lecture. RSVP to email@example.com or 616-254-0384.
JW Marriot, International Ballroom
Sponsors: Amway, Fifth Third Bank and Spectrum Health
Luncheon Hosts: Sue Allen, Deb Hoogendoorn and Judy Hooker
Please RSVP by March 21, 2014 ~ No refunds after March 31, 2014
Betty Ford's Legacy in Women's Health
GRAND RAPIDS -- When the First Family went public about Betty Ford’s breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, it changed the conversation. Betty’s legacy continues as we talk about that pivotal moment in women’s health and the tremendous advancements in breast cancer treatment realized since then.
For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-254-0396.
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