12/13/23 - WCSG Travelin' Together Series - Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum at Christmas

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Musuem

The Ford Musuem in Grand Rapids features a special train display over the Christmas holiday.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Celebrate the holiday season with a train display that includes many nods to Gerald R. Ford’s life in Grand Rapids, including South High School, Bill’s Place Diner, the Quonset Hut used in his congressional campaign, and a replica of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Visiting the train is free, but tickets are needed to visit the galleries.    November 22, 2023 - January 1, 2024

The current feature exhibit at the Ford Museum is:   A heartbeat Away: The American Vice-Presidency.

This original temporary exhibit honors the 50th anniversary of Gerald R. Ford’s Vice-Presidency. With Ford as a starting point, the exhibit explores the history of the office from the nation’s founding to the present moment. Using historic artifacts including head of state gifts, campaign memorabilia, and personal materials, the exhibit highlights the stories and experiences of specific Vice Presidents, focusing on those who—like Ford—unexpectedly rose to the Presidency.            August 9, 2023 - June 9, 2024 

The current on-line exhibit at the museum includes:  1976 Presidential Election provides information on the 1976 presidential election, focusing on the 1976 Republican primary race. It highlights the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. These resources include documents found in the records of the President Ford Committee (which managed the President's election activity), the textual collections of key individuals, and media resources.

The Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum is located at 303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids , Michigan.  616-254-0400

More information on the museum can be found on their website:    www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov

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