Wounded Warrior Dogs Project & K9 War Stories
February 15 - May 10, 2020
Canine Warriors was designed by Ohio master craftsman James Mellick to not only bring attention to the service and heroism of military working dogs, but to be symbolic of the courageous sacrifices and wounds suffered during battle by their human companions and to raise awareness about their needs. This exhibit won the ArtPrize Public vote in 2016.
The Continual Struggle: The American Freedom Movement and the Seeds of Social Change
Now through May 31, 2020
The Continual Struggle depicts the pain, sacrifice and emotion of those who fought for freedom during the civil rights movement. This selection of 23 works by artist Brian Washington offers a stark glimpse of those tumultuous times. Celebrate Black History Month at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum through his powerful and moving art. Exhibit sponsors: Fifth Third Bank and The Frey Foundation.
Betty Ford and the Equal Rights Amendment
Grand Rapids Greatest Generation Day Celebration
The Grand Rapids Greatest Generation Day Committee is excited to announce a two-day celebration honoring the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II. On September 2, 1945, with the Proclamation Signing of the Declaration aboard the U.S. Navy battleship the USS Missouri, World War II was officially over.
Grand Rapids Greatest Generation Day Events:
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – 6:30 PM
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Click the link above to step inside the Ford Museum and take a virtual tour with the Museum's Curator Don Holloway. Walk through the Core Exhibits, learn about Gerald R. Ford’s childhood and early years in Grand Rapids. Continue the tour as Mr. Holloway explains how Ford’s time as a student at the University of Michigan helped shape the man who becomes a Congressman, Vice President and eventually, President. The tour concludes with the final gallery honoring the funeral services of both President and Mrs. Ford.
Bonus tours include an inside look at the Cabinet Room and Oval Office displays.
View our Temporary Exhibits:
The Remarkable Lives and Times of Gerald and Betty Ford
Opens December 17, 2019
|August 19||2:00 PM||Betty Ford and the Equal Rights Amendment
with Elizabeth Druga and Don Holloway
Join us for this virtual event here.
|Sept. 1||6:30 PM||
In Memoriam Remembrance and Bell Ringing
|Sept. 2||7:00 PM||Countdown to 1945
Guest Speaker: Chris Wallace
Join us for this virtual event on Facebook LIVE.