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 (Mon-Sat)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sundays
(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 (Mon-Fri)
(Closed Sat., Sun., & Federal Holidays)

Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
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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ArtPrize 2015
September 23 - October 11, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS -- ArtPrize is a radically open international art competition decided by public vote and expert jury that takes place each fall in Grand Rapids. For 19 days, art entries from all over the world cover three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan—and it’s all free and open to the public. The Gerald R. Ford Museum will host 30 pieces of art in 2015.


Drawdown Vietnam, April – May 1975
Through September 2015

ANN ARBOR-- America’s long involvement in the war in Vietnam and Indochina drew to a close in April - May 1975. As the city of Saigon fell to the advancing North Vietnamese Army, the United States military evacuated thousands of South Vietnamese civilians to ships nearby.

In the midst of the chaos, two smaller rescues took place – Operation Babylift, in which more than three thousand children and babies were airlifted to safety, and the rescue of the S.S. Mayaguez, whose ship and crew were captured by forces of the new Cambodian Khmer Rouge government less than two weeks following the fall of Saigon.

The unfolding of these events are chronicled in two lobby displays at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library – complete with artifacts, photographs, documents and personal stories of those involved.

A parallel online exhibit is also available.



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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

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