Events at the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, 2005-06

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Roger Wilkins
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."

Richard Norton Smith
Richard Norton Smith
November 12 , 2006

GRAND RAPIDS -- Author Richard Norton Smith spoke at the Ford Museum on November 12, 2006.

Henry Kissinger in Grand Rapids
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
October 24 , 2006

GRAND RAPIDS -- Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke at the Amway Grand Plaza sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

General Scowcroft
Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft
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.

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Diplomacy exhibit
Art 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.
ABATAKA~Mary Fisher
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. 

Slide of Kennerly in Vietnam
David Kennerly, former White House Photographer.
May 10, 2006

GRAND RAPIDS -- Former White House photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner, David Kennerly discussed his experiences photographing the Vietnam War.

Zhou views artifacts from China
People's Republic of China Ambassador to the United States, Zhou Wenzhong, visits the Ford Museum
May 5, 2006

GRAND RAPIDS -- Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Zhou Wenzhong, visited the Ford Museum

Werth interviewed Barry 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).

Walesa at Berlin Wall Former President of Poland Lech Walesa visits Ford Museum
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.

Bob Woodward Bob 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.

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Galloway signs autographs 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."

Steve Ford Steve Ford, Speaker, Opening of "Prime Time Presidents."
February 16, 2006

ANN ARBOR -- Steve Ford, son of President Ford, discusses life in a presidential family at the Gerald R. Ford Library.

Maria Downs Maria Downs, Former White House Social Secretary
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."

GODORT of Michigan Government 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.

Christmas on the Grand Christmas 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 Dr. 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)

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