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Welcome to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum Website

Museum - Exhibits and Events

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Permanent Exhibit

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The Museum's new galleries are open and feature hands-on, interactive, video, and audio displays that make visitors "participants" in history.

Temporary Exhibit

ArtPrize logo


September 12, 2017 through October 8, 2017

ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.

Upcoming Events at the Museum

Date Time Event
August 31 5:30 pm FORD AFTER FIVE
An Evening with The Duke - Played by the John Shea Quartet
September 7 6:00 pm FORD AFTER FIVE
An Evening with the Brewmasters
September 11 All Day 9/11 Community Day of Rememberance and Scout Salute
Free Admission from 9am-5pm. Blood Drive, Emergency Preparedness, Salute and More!

Library - Exhibits and Events

Google Streetview: Explore the Library

Temporary Exhibit

Title Panel Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life
Now through August 2017

Upcoming Events at the Library

Date Time Event
September 19 7:00 pm

Adrian Miller
The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

November 1 7:00 pm Ken Walsh
Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History
November 15 7:00 pm Hank Meijer
Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century