Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

WWII Vets Sought for Greatest Generation Remembrance

by (mvandenend)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

A local committee representating a wide array of non-profits, for-profits, media and veterans groups is looking for World War II veterans to make certain they are recognized at the "Greatest Geneneration Day Celebration," set for September...

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Rapidian on the street: Public at Ford Museum responds to Why These Finalists panel

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Critical Discourse event portions of video courtesy of WOOD TV8   With five of the 20 ArtPrize finalists discussed at Why These Finalists: Part 1 located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, The Rapidian and GRTV headed down to that...

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Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will be visiting Grand Rapids for a luncheon titled “America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship.” At the luncheon, Carter will speak about her close, personal friendship with Betty Ford. Steve Ford...

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Free program looks at life of Progressive Era activist: Educator Josephine Ahnefeldt Goss

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 03-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

­­­Who was Josephine Ahnefeldt Goss? The question brings a blank stare from most area residents. Yet this local Progressive Era activist was on the forefront of numerous significant community contributions after she arrived in Grand...

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Presentation to explore legacy of Jaycees founder

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 02-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

A Central High School principal’s extraordinary leadership among his Grand Rapids students during the early 1900s will be explored Thursday during a presentation about Dr. Jesse B. Davis, a multi-faceted visionary whose positive impact on the...

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Discover legendary St. Mark Episcopal Church's 175-year-old history

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 01-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

Join us Thursday evening, January 12 as we explore the legendary history of St. Mark Episcopal Church, a proud downtown landmark that can trace its beginnings to 1836.  Called the church of mayors, St. Mark's members have been longtime...

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Interfaith service promotes unity and honors 9/11 victims

by (cjlautenbach)

Submitted 09-12-2011 under NEWS

People of all faiths gathered at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate unity and to remember lives lost ten years ago. Clergy from Native American, Lutheran, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Episcopal, Hindu...

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Civil War presentation analyzing the historic and bloody Battle of Antietam set for April 14

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 04-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

Civil War devotees are in for a real treat Thursday evening, April 14 when Mannie Gentile, a popular Antietam National Battlefield Park Ranger and former Grand Rapids resident, offers an historic analysis of the legendary Battle of Antietam. The...

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Contributions of single, Dutch, immigrant women to GR in late 1800s presented Thursday

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 03-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

Among the many nationalities that settled in Grand Rapids, the Dutch were well represented. Underrepresented, however, was an historical account of the Dutch women and their contributions to the Grand Rapids area. Join us this week when author...

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