Gerald R. Ford Museum
Exhibits, Events, Education Center

303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-254-0400 (tel)
616-254-0386 (fax)

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Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Sat)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sundays
(Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Days)

Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-205-0555 (tel)
734-205-0571 (fax)

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Hours: 8:45am-4:45pm (Mon-Fri)
(Closed Sat., Sun., & Federal Holidays)

Events at the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, 2013

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Ken Walsh

Ken Walsh
Prisoners of the White House
Thursday, December 3, 2013 7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR – Ken Walsh, White House correspondent for U.S. News, spoke to a packed auditorium at the Ford Library about his new book, Prisoners of the White House.  With a series of fascinating historical presidential photos, he took the audience through each administration’s methods, from Roosevelt to Obama, for accessing the public mood and staying connected with the nation within an increasingly insular White House.  

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Mary Anne Borelli

Mary Anne Borelli
Politics, Policy, Power: The First Lady in the Modern Presidency
Thursday April 25, 2013   7:30 P.M.

ANN ARBOR -- Mary Anne Borrelli, professor of government, author and groundbreaking scholar on the subject of the status and role of America’s First Lady, gave a lively presentation on the contributions that the presidents’ wives have made to the modern presidency. Exploring the eighty-plus years that stretch between the Hoover and the Obama presidencies, Borrelli discussed the extraordinary changes that have occurred in the office of the First Lady. 

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Hugh Howard

Hugh  Howard: Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates
Wednesday March 20, 2013  7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBORAuthor Hugh Howard presented fascinating stories and picturesque slides of presidential residences during a well-received program.  He wove together personal, presidential, and architectural histories to shed light on the day-to-day lives of America's presidents outside of the White House. A book signing followed the program.

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Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson
Chiseling Small Cracks in a Cement Wall: Covering the White House in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and the Permanent Campaign
Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR – Scott Wilson, White House Correspondent for the Washington Post and recipient of the 2012 Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency, spoke about the challenges of covering today's
White House in the age of social media and the permanent campaign. 

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Don Faber

Don Faber
The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics 
Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor historian and journalist Don Faber spoke at the Library about the historic accomplishments of Michigan’s first and youngest governor, as vividly depicted in his new book on the subject.

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