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October 7, 2014
7:00 p.m.
What in the World is Going On: A Global Intelligence Briefing
by Herb Meyer 

Grand Rapids, Eberhard Center, GVSU - The Ford Museum & Foundation and the Hauenstein Center are proud to bring you Herb Meyer, the Reagan Administration intelligence official who first predicted the Soviet Union’s collapse. He will explain what really lies behind the current Middle East turmoil and why so many countries today are emerging from poverty and creating stable middle-class societies.  To RSVP contact the Hauenstein Center events website, by email: leadershipgv@gmail.com or by phone: 616-331-2770.

 

cc 2October 8, 2014
Candid Conversations: Betty Ford Breast Care Services Event with
ABC News Anchor, Amy Robach
Health Fair – 3:00 p.m., Candid Conversation – 4:15 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS, DEVOS PLACE—Join Susan Ford Bales on October 8 for an afternoon of Candid Conversations as we celebrate the legacy of Betty Ford. ABC News Anchor Amy Robach will share her breast cancer journey and Spectrum Health clinical experts will talk about advancements in breast cancer care.  Come early to visit the health fair that starts at 3 p.m. Check out vendor booths and take home health information, discounts, giveaways and more. Candid Conversations kicks off with Amy at 4:15 p.m. The event ends at 6:15 p.m. To register for this free Betty Ford Breast Care Services event, visit www.spectrumhealth.org/betty-ford-event.

 

NCCOctober 20, 2014
The Rule of Law: Gerald R. Ford and the Constitutional symposium
Panels at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Panel 1#: President Ford and The Rule of Law at 8:30 a.m.
Panel 2#: President Ford and the Pardon of Richard Nixon at 10:00 a.m.
J.W. Marriott  Luncheon at 12:00 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS, MUSEUM & JW MARRIOTT— A special symposium that will focus on Ford’s Constitutional legacy and the 40th Anniversary of the Richard Nixon Pardon. Esteemed experts including The Honorable Paul O’Neill, former Secretary of the Treasury under Ford; The Honorable John Paul Stevens, Retired Justice of the United States Supreme Court appointed by Ford; and Foundation Trustee Benton Becker, Special Counsel to Ford will discuss President Ford’s constitutional legacy regarding the 25th Amendment and the Nixon Pardon.  Benton Becker was instrumental in negotiating the pardon with Richard Nixon. Jeff Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will be the moderator for this discussion, and Steve Ford, President Ford’s son, will introduce the panel.
This luncheon event is sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, The Economic Club of Grand Rapids and the National Constitution Center.Click here to RSVP for the Lunch and Click here to RSVP for the Panels or call the Foundation  at 616-254-0396.

Upcoming Events - Save the Dates!

10/07/2014 Grand Rapids Eberhard 7:00 PM Herb Meyer: What in the World is Going On: A Global Intelligence Briefing
10/08/2014 Grand Rapids Candid Conversations: Betty Ford Breast Care Services Event
  DeVos Place 3:00 PM Candid Conversations: Health Fair
DeVos Place 4:15 PM Candid Conversations: Keynote speaker Amy Robach from ABC News
10/20/2014 Grand Rapids The Rule of Law: President Gerald R. Ford and the Constitution Symposium
  Museum 8:30 AM Panel 1#: President Ford and The Rule of Law
Museum 10:15 AM Panel 2#: President Ford and the Pardon of Richard Nixon
JW Marriott 12:00 PM Luncheon – Our Constitution Works: President Ford’s Date With Destiny
10/21/2014 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM President Ford’s Pardon of Richard M. Nixon: A 40-Year Retrospective
11/12/2014 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Richard Norton Smith: On his Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
11/13/2014 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM Richard Norton Smith: On his Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
11/13/2014 Grand Rapids Museum 2:00 PM 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stops at the Museum.
11/17/2014 Grand Rapids JW Marriott 12:00 PM Captain John Meier of the USS Gerald R .Ford Lecture and Luncheon
11/17/2014 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Tree Lighting Ceremony
11/18/2014 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Gerald R. Ford: Creating A Culture of Excellence– Captain John Meier
11/19/2014 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM Gerald R. Ford: Creating A Culture of Excellence– Captain John Meier
12/07/2014 Grand Rapids Museum 1:00 PM Holiday Open House
12/10/2014 Grand Rapids Eberhard 7:00 PM H.W. Brands: The Prez: Machiavelli Visits the White House

ON EXHIBIT IN GRAND RAPIDS…!

 

Exhibit: Taking the Seas:
The Rise of the American Aircraft Carrier

Grand Opening July 14, 2014 – through July 2015

GRAND RAPIDS,MUSEUM — This collection covers the history of American Aircraft Carriers. The USS Monterey that President Ford served on during World War II and the newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, will be highlighted in the exhibit. Recently christened, this CVN 78 is part of the new Ford Class of aircraft carriers and special attention will be given to the amazing advancements in technology and strength that equips this new class of carrier. This exhibit is full of artifacts and treasures from the making of the USS Gerald R. Ford as well as uniforms and artifacts from past aircraft carriers.

 

 

ON EXHIBIT IN ANN ARBOR …!

 

 The Remarkable Life and Times of Gerald and Betty Ford

ANN ARBOR, LIBRARY-  A permanent lobby exhibit featuring over 100 seldom-seen documents and photos, plus a biographical film,
on two exceptional lives.

 

Deadlines, Awards, Grants and Fellowships

28th Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize Competition for Distinguished Reporting in 2014 on
National Defense and the Presidency

Applications for the 28th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes competition submission deadline: TBD.  Visit our Journalism Prizes Competition webpage to learn more about the competition overview and past recipients.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential 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.