Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
and Exhibits Calendar

For information on events at the Ford Museum (Grand Rapids, Michigan) call (616) 254-0400

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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. 

Growing up Grand
Now - May 2014

ANN ARBOR -- This collection features a selection of documents and photos from President Ford's childhood days in Grand Rapids and his time as a student at the University of Michigan. It also features unique mementos and artifacts not on display in the larger exhibit at the Museum! Visitors can also see the office President Ford used during his post presidential visits to the Library. This lobby exhibit in Ann Arbor has free admission.

Growing up Grand
Now - May 2014

Follow Gerald Ford from his birth in Nebraska, to his growing up in Grand Rapids, to his graduation from the University of Michigan. A first-of-its-kind look at the making of our 38th president.



YanekYanek's Book

Yanek Mieckowski
Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige
January 14, 2013
7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR-- In a critical Cold War moment in 1957, Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet
Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite.

Yanek Mieczkowski's Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment shows that Eisenhower refused to panic and guided America's
space program -- but in a sharp political conflict, he clashed with John Kennedy over sending men
to the moon and improving America's global prestige.

PDF Flyer

Peter Baker

Peter Baker
Days of Fire: Bush and Cheny in the White House
January 14, 2013
7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR-- In Days of Fire, Peter Baker takes us on a journey through the eight years of the Bush-Cheney administration in a narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.

Baker’s deep-dive into the Bush Administration chronicles the history of the most consequential presidency in modern times through the prism of its two most compelling characters. He brings to life with in-the-room immediacy all the drama of an era marked by devastating terror attacks, the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina and financial collapse.

PDF Flyer




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
April 10 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

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