Recent Events at the Gerald R. Ford Library
U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales paid his respects at President Ford's gravesite during visit to Grand Rapids on August 15, 2007. The Attorney General also visited the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum while in Grand Rapids.
GRAND RAPIDS--Writer and researcher
Daniel Levitas spoke at the Ford Museum. He is an expert on anti-Semitism,
neo-Nazi organizations and social movements, and the author of The
Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right (Thomas
Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, November
2002), which was nominated for a 2002 National Book Award and the Pulitzer
BabyLift: A Tribute to President Ford May
GRAND RAPIDS-- On May 22, Vietnam Babylift adoptees, their families, airline and military personnel and members of the Vietnamese-American community from West Michigan and across the country will gather at the Ford Museum to pay tribute to President Ford’s leadership. During the ceremony, a painting of President Ford greeting the first Babylift arrival by Grand Rapids native and Vietnam veteran Bernie Duff will be unveiled, along with presentation of the Heather Constance Noone Memorial Award and other memorial tributes.
| Leslie McCurdy in The Spirit of Harriet Tubman at the Ford Museum March
GRAND RAPIDS-- Re-enactor Leslie McCurdy in The Spirit of Harriet Tubman at the Ford Museum as part of its exhibit, "Slavery on Trial: The Long Road to Freedom"
| Henry Catto, "The High and Low Adventures of a Diplomat" at the Ford Library March
ANN ARBOR-- Former Ambassador Henry Catto spoke on his experiences as a diplomat at the Gerald R. Ford Library.
| Vincent Harding
speaks at the Ford Museum March
GRAND RAPIDS-- Historian Vincent Harding spoke at the Ford Museum as part of its exhibit, "Slavery on Trial: The Long Road to Freedom"
of Memorial Banner from the
February 21 , 2007
GRAND RAPIDS-- The Consul General of Canada based in Detroit, Robert Noble, presented the Ford Museum with a banner that had hung on the Canadian Embassy in Washington during the period of mourning. Ford Foundation Chair Jack Ford was present to share remarks on behalf of the family.
concluding the official period
of mourning for President
January 25 , 2007
GRAND RAPIDS-- The Ford Museum concluded the official thirty day mourning period for the death of President Ford on Thursday January 25, 2007.
| 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
Ford Museum |
May 5, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS-- Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Zhou Wenzhong,