Schedule of Events
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids Symphony Tribute to President Ford
July 11-12, 2013 in Cannonburg, MI.
The Grand Rapids Symphony will play a tribute performance to President Gerald R. Ford in celebration of his 100th Birthday.
2013 William E. Simon Lecture in Public Affairs
Grand Rapids- Jon Meacham will present the 2013 William E. Simon Lecture as a special tribute to President Ford. “The Centennial Legacy of Gerald R. Ford”. Reception will follow program. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 616-254-0396.
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Grand Rapids- The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host the family, friends and community of President Ford to celebrate the day of his 100th Birthday.
Gerald R. Ford:Growing Up Grand
Opens May 7
GRAND RAPIDS — This collection features artifacts and mementos from President Ford’s childhood days in Grand Rapids. See the diner where he had his first high school job and met his real father or the yearbooks from his schoolboy days. This exhibit is full of Ford Family treasures, some never before seen.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library – Ann Arbor, Michigan
ON EXHIBIT :
ANN ARBOR — A permanent lobby exhibit featuring over 100 seldom-seen documents and photos, plus a biographical film, on two exceptional lives.
A Look at Betty Ford’s Life
In the Lobby
ANN ARBOR– Mrs. Ford’s life is celebrated with a special exhibit featuring
meticulous reproductions of three historic dresses, plus artifacts and photos. Visitors also can see the office Mr. Ford used during his post presidential visits to the Library. This lobby exhibit in Ann Arbor has free admission.
Deadlines, Awards, Grants and Fellowships
27th Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize
Distinguished reporting on National Defense and the Presidency 2013
Entry deadline TBD
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.