In early June, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will reopen, unveiling its massive transformation and a new, nearly 8,000-square-foot DeVos Learning Center. The museum celebrates the life and presidency of Grand Rapids' native son and also features permanent and traveling exhibits.
A pre-opening gala will be held June 6 at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids, celebrating the completion of these two projects.
"Members of the Ford family, several members of President Ford's cabinet, foundation trustees, and local, state and federal leaders are expected to attend the gala," said Joseph Calvaruso, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation executive director. "We are planning a very special evening to celebrate both the launch of the DeVos Learning Center and the newly-renovated Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, while honoring the legacy of President and Mrs. Ford."
A public ribbon-cutting ceremony, grand opening celebration and museum rededication will be held at the museum June 7, at 10 a.m. That day, the museum will be open free to the public until 5 p.m.
Individuals interested in purchasing gala event tickets should e-mail [email protected] or call 616.254.0396.
Photo courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids.