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.
Amy Robach and Susan Ford
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.
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Benton Becker and Ken Gormley
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.
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.
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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