Gerald R. Ford Museum
Exhibits, Events, Education Center

303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-254-0400 (tel)
616-254-0386 (fax)

e-mail
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Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Daily)
(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)

e-mail
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Hours: 8:45am-4:45pm (M-F)
(Closed Federal Holidays)




Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
Events
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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EXHIBITS

 

Taking the Seas: The Rise of the American Aircraft Carrier
Opening July 14, 2014

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. 

 


SPEAKERS, PROGRAMS AND FORUMS



Amy RobachSusan Ford

Amy Robach and Susan Ford
Candid Conversations - Betty Ford Breast Cancer Services
October 8
4:15 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS--Be inspired! Be informed! Join ABC News anchor Amy Robach and Susan Ford Bales at DeVos Place on October 8th for Candid Conversations, a free event made possible by Spectrum Health Betty Ford Breast Care Services.

Betty Ford was a pioneer in breast cancer awareness. When the tell-it-like-it-is First Lady went public about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, she became the voice for openness, detection and treatment. Betty’s legacy continues as Amy talks about the pivotal moments in her own personal journey. Spectrum Health clinical experts will join Amy and Susan to talk about advancements in breast cancer care.

Come early to visit the health fair that starts at 3 p.m. Check out vendor booths and take home health information, discounts, giveaways and more.Candid Conversations kicks off with Amy at 4:15 p.m. The event ends at 6:15 p.m.

REGISTER HERE for this event.

Parking
Parking is available at DeVos Place and nearby city lots and Ellis lots, daily rates will apply.

 


Join the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the National Constitution Center
for Three Events on President Ford and The Constiution
October 20, 2014

Ford signing Pardon

Panel 1: President Ford and The Rule of Law
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Gerald R. Ford Museum Auditorium

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 16, 2014
Online: click here
Email: rsvp@38foundation.org 
Ph: 616-254-0396


Emcee - Hank Meijer
Moderator - Jeff Rosen

Panelists:
Mark Wolf
Mike Gerhardt

Panel 2: President Ford and the Pardon of Richard Nixon
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Gerald R. Ford Museum Auditorium

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 16, 2014
Online: click here
Email: rsvp@38foundation.org 
Ph: 616-254-0396

 

Emcee - Hank Meijer
Moderator - Ken Gormley

Panelists:
Benton Becker
John Logie
Jill Wine-Banks

Our Constiution Works: President Ford's Date with Desinty
Noon
JW Marriott

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 16, 2014
Online: click here
Email: rsvp@38foundation.org
Ph: 616-254-0396

 

Emcee - Doug DeVos
Introductions - Steve Ford
Moderator - Jeff Rosen

Panelists:
John Paul Stevens
Paul O'Neill
Benton Becker

 

 


Benton Becker Ken Gormley

Benton Becker and Ken Gormley
President Ford's Pardon of Richard M. Nixon: A 40-year Retrospective
October 21, 2014 7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR-- On the 40th anniversary of the controversial Ford-Nixon pardon, join us for a discussion between Benton Becker, the White House lawyer who negotiated the pardon, and Ken Gormley, Dean of Duquesne University School of Law, as they share their recollections of this dramatic moment in American history.

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ArtPrize 2014
September 24 - October 12, 2014

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.

On Exhibit at the Ford Museum :

Martha Cares

I LOVE MY RESCUE
Martha Cares

Lyn godley

WATERWALL
Lyn Godley

Mark Vainner

SEARCH & FIND YOU
Mark Vainner

Pamela Alderman

THE SCARLET CORD
Pamela Alderman

Kathleen English-Barrett

NEPTUNE'S CHARGES
Kathleen English-Barrett

Tom Panei

I HEAR THE TRAIN A COMIN'
Tom Panei

Tonya Nielsen

NOW
Tonya Nielsen

Anthony Jackson

LOOKING FOR ALICE
Anthony Jackson

In Soon Felch

A SEARCH FOR HEALING
In Soon Felch

Ken Mioduch

ROUNDING THE MARK
Ken Mioduch

Justin LaDoux

KNIGHTS WATCH
Justin LaDoux

Stanley Skopek

DAWN OF CHIMES
Stanley Skopek

Kate Askegaard

A PLEA, REMEMBER ME
Kate Askegaard

Dean Kugler

GRAVITY
Dean Kugler

Dennis Webb

LIFE LESSONS
Dennis Webb

Jilly Barnes

ENGULFED IN GLASS
Jilly Barnes

Carol Roeda

COLOR OUT THE DARKNESS
Carol Roeda

Tom Kaufmann

MUSIC GO-ROUND;
THE LITHOPHONE FENCE
Tom Kaufmann

Matt Large

RECOIL
Matt Large

Donald Rau Jr

ASSEMBLY LINE
Donald Rau Jr.

Jerry Ward

BEAUTY OF COMPROMISE
Jerry Ward

Paul Cassidy

PASSION
Paul Cassidy

Kojimo and Solo

A SERIES OF HANDMADE JAPANESE PAPER CUT SCULPTURES
Nahoko Kojima and Shari Solo

Chuck Gillies

CAREFREE
Chuck Gillies

DD Cook

TOTEM (2014)
DD Cook

Brian Moore

ACTION/SPACE COLLAGES
Brian Moore

BACHELOR GROUP
Llew Doc Tilma

 

 

 

 


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

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