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

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The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Musuem, in Grand Rapids, is being renovated. It will re-open in the Spring of 2016.


Presidential Firsts at Home and Abroad: New York City and Japan
January 2016 through June 2016

ANN ARBOR--The lobby exhibit explores two remarkable moments of the Ford White House - - President Ford’s 1974 visit to Japan and the New York City bailout in December 1975.

In November 1974, Gerald Ford became the first sitting American President to visit Japan. His visit with the Japanese Emperor served to build positive US-Japanese relations and honor the alliance between the two nations.

In December 1975, after having withheld aid to New York City for almost a year until certain conditions were met, President Ford authorized loans of 2.3 billion dollars. The city, on the brink of bankruptcy, restored its fiscal stability with a reorganized and streamlined budget.

The unfolding of these events are chronicled in two lobby displays at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library – complete with artifacts, documents, and photographs to tell the stories of these historically significant events.



David Priess
David Priess
The President's Book of Secrets
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR--Every president since Lyndon Johnson has received a Top Secret report—the President's Daily Brief—containing that day’s most sensitive intelligence information and analysis of world events. Authored by David Priess, a CIA insider during the Clinton and Bush administrations, this book relates 50 years of stories about these presidents and their daily book of secrets—including exclusive insights from every living president and vice president. Flyer.

Luke Nichter

Luke Nichter
A Decade With the Nixon Tapes
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR--Details to come.

Joel Goldstein

Joel Goldstein
The White House Vice Presidency
Thursday, May 5, 2016
7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR--Details to come.



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Gerald R. Ford Foundation Journalism Prize Competition
Deadline: March Annually
GRAND RAPIDS--Entries must be for work as published in print, presented online, or broadcast (must have a transcript) during the prior year by a media outlet based in the United States or its territories. Journalists may apply directly, or they may be nominated by others. In the case of a nomination by a second party, the candidates may be contacted and invited to submit the materials described below to complete the application. A journalist may apply (or be nominated) jointly with another journalist for articles jointly published. Articles must be submitted on behalf of a journalist(s) and not an organization. A journalist can apply (or be nominated) only once for one of the two prizes each year. More information.

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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