Museum expansion to accommodate the growing legacy of Gerald Ford

With a Republican in the White House and thriftiness apparently not a concern, the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, MI, has embarked on a $6.35 million expansion. By April 2004 the museum will have a bigger store, an interactive replica of the White House's Cabinet Room, and 8,000 more square feet of exhibit space to display important Gerald Ford stuff. The Museum will remain open throughout its expansion. Gerald Ford, for those who don't know or don't remember, became President after Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, lost to Jimmy Carter in 1976, and was the last unelected Republican in the White House before its current occupant.

[05/19/2002]
Address:
303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Directions:
I-196 to exit 77A/US Hwy 131. South on US Hwy 131 to exit 85B (Pearl St.). East on Pearl, then a quick turn north into the Museum parking lot.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
616-254-0400
Admission:
Adults $8.
RA Rates:
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