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.
Outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony
GRAND RAPIDS-- Join us as we kick-off the holiday season. Live music, a sing-along and of course, the announcement of the 2014 Community Tree Awards. There is no charge for this event.
Creating a Culture of Excellence
Redesigned from keel to mast, the carrier will be able to launch aircraft more quickly while costing less to maintain, saving the Navy a projected $4 billion over the ship's life span.
Holiday Open House
GRAND RAPIDS-- This annual event features a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visit with reindeer, enjoy holiday music and hear stories told by Jenifer Strauss. There is no charge for this event. The announcment of the People's Choice Award will take place at 4:00 p.m.
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