2005-2006 Events at the Gerald R. Ford Library
| Historian Roger Wilkins
December 11 , 2006
GRAND RAPIDS -- Historian Roger Wilkins spoke at the opening of the Museum's new exhibit, "Slavery on Trial: The Long Road to Freedom."
November 12 , 2006
GRAND RAPIDS -- Author Richard Norton Smith spoke at the Ford Museum on November 12, 2006.
Secretary of State Henry
October 24 , 2006
GRAND RAPIDS -- Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke at the Amway Grand Plaza sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford Museum.
National Security Advisor
September 27 , 2006
ANN ARBOR -- Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft deliver the 2006 William E. Simon Lecture on Public Affairs at the Gerald R. Ford Library.
of Diplomacy: Head State
Gifts from the Ford Presidency
Opens September 18 , 2006
ANN ARBOR -- This exhibit showcases the ceremonial side of diplomacy and features state gifts, elegant letters of credence, and a look at the white-tie dinner for Queen Elizabeth II in 1976.
June 23- August 13, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS -- ABATAKA reflects Fisher's 15-year history as an artist living with HIV/AIDS.The collection includes sampling of fabrics, weavings, and eclectic pieces that incorporate words from her speeches and photographs recording her world travels.
Kennerly, former White House
May 10, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS -- Former White House photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner, David Kennerly discussed his experiences photographing the Vietnam War.
Republic of China
Ambassador to the
Zhou Wenzhong, visits
May 5, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS -- Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Zhou Wenzhong, visited the Ford Museum
Werth, Author, 31 Days
April 20-21, 2006
ANN ARBOR and GRAND RAPIDS -- Author Barry Werth spoke at the Ford Library and Museum about his recently released book 31 Days (Doubleday, April 2006).
President of Poland Lech
April 12, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS -- Former President of Poland and leader of country's Solidarity Movement in the 1980s visited the Ford Museum for a press conference.
Woodward, "The Importance
of the Ford Years"
April 4, 2006
ANN ARBOR -- Bob Woodward, noted author and award-winning journalist with the Washington Post was the keynote speaker for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Ford Presidential Library and Museum.
|Joseph Galloway, Author
March 23, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS -- Joseph Galloway author of "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young," spoke at the opening of the Museum exhibit "Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina."
Ford, Speaker, Opening of "Prime
February 16, 2006
ANN ARBOR -- Steve Ford, son of President Ford, discusses life in a presidential family at the Gerald R. Ford Library.
Downs, Former White House Social
December 2-3, 2005
ANN ARBOR and GRAND RAPIDS -- Maria Downs spoke at the Ford Library and Museum for the opening of the exhibit, "I'm Dreaming of a White House Christmas."
Documents Round Table (GODORT)--Michigan
Chapter Fall Meeting
November 18, 2005
ANN ARBOR -- the Michigan chapter of GODORT held their Fall meeting at the Gerald R. Ford Library.
on the Grand at the Ford Museum
November 16, 2005
GRAND RAPIDS -- The holidays began in downtown Grand Rapids as the Ford Library hosted the annual Christmas on the Grand celebration.
Yanek Mieczkowski, Author
October 26-27, 2005
ANN ARBOR and GRAND RAPIDS -- Dr. Yanek Mieczkowski of Dowling College gave a talk on his recently released book, "Gerald R. Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s" (University of Kentucky Press, 2004)