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AMVETS Golden Helmet Award
The AMVETS Golden Helmet Award presented to President Ford in 1976. As the highest award for service to the country awarded only to U.S. Presidents, Gerald R. Ford was the third President to receive the honor.
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The Resolute Desk
The Resolute desk is a large nineteenth century partners' desk that is frequently selected by U.S. presidents for use in the White House Oval Office. It was a present from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and was built from the timbers of the British barque-rigged ship HMS RESOLUTE.
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Eagle’s Prey
A wood carving entitled Eagle’s Prey given to President Ford by his son Steve.

At Work in the Oval Office

The Oval Office is a symbol of American democracy and power, but for Gerald R. Ford it was very much a working office.  Museum visitors can step into an exact re-creation of this famous room to experience a sound and light show presentation of a typical day in the life of the president.  Descriptions of various artifacts on display provide even more insight into the Oval Office.