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Schedule of Events

 

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SEPT. 11, 2014 Grand Rapids Museum ALL DAY Annual Boy Scout Flag Salute & Traveling 9/11 Exhibit
SEPT. 15, 2014 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Don Markel, Intelligence Officer
SEPT. 23,2014 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM Howard Williams: The Warren Commission:
OCT. 8, 2014 Grand Rapids DeVos Place 3 – 6:30 PM Candid Conversations, Betty Ford Breast Care Services
OCT. 20, 2014 Grand Rapids Museum 8:30-11:30 AM Joint Symposium with the National Constitution Center
OCT. 20, 2014 Grand Rapids JW Marriott 12:00 PM Luncheon-The Rule of Law: President Gerald R. Ford & the Constitution
OCT. 21, 2014 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM Panel on the Pardon of Richard Nixon
NOV. 12, 2014 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Richard Norton Smith: -On his Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
NOV. 13, 2014 Grand Rapids Ann Arbor 7:30 PM Richard Norton Smith: -On his Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
NOV. 17, 2014 Grand Rapids JW Marriott 12:00 PM Captain John Meier of the USS Gerald R .Ford
NOV. 17, 2014 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Tree Lighting Ceremony
NOV. 18, 2014 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Capt. John Meier of the USS Gerald R. Ford Lecture
NOV. 19, 2014 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM Capt. John Meier of the USS Gerald R. Ford Lecture
DEC. 7, 2014 Grand Rapids Museum

Holiday Open 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.