We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at ford.library@nara.gov and ford.museum@nara.gov. Please check our website or archives.gov/coronavirus for updates on our operating hours and status.
  
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Museum - Exhibits and Events

Permanent Exhibit

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Lobby Exhibit

Warrior Dog

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.

Temporary Exhibit

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.

Upcoming Events at the Museum


Date Time Event
April 1 7:00 PM

*** This event has been POSTPONED to a (yet to be determined) future date.***
Presidential Power: How Much Power Does the President Really Have?

Roger B. Porter

May 6 7:00 PM ***This event has been POSTPONED to a (yet to be determined) future date.***
SHE DID ALL THAT - Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives
Performance

 

Library - Exhibits and Events

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Temporary Exhibit

Ford and Kennerly Extraordianry Circumstances

Opens December 17, 2019

Upcoming Events at the Library


Date Time Event
March 23 4:00 PM *** This event had been POSTPONED to a ( yet to be determined) future date.***
2020 William E. Simon Lecture in Public Affairs
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III
March 31 7:00 PM

*** This event had been POSTPONED to a ( yet to be determined) future date.***
Presidential Power: How Much Power Does the President Really Have?
Roger B. Porter

April 14 7:00 PM *** This event had been POSTPONED to a ( yet to be determined) future date.***
2020 and Beyond

Molly Ball
May 5 7:00 PM ***Status Tentative due to COVID-19***
SHE DID ALL THAT - Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives
Concert Read