Omaha, Nebraska: Gerald Ford Birthplace Mini-Museum

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Address:
1326 S. 32nd St., Omaha, NE
Directions:
On the northwest corner of S. 32nd St. and Woolworth Ave., just north of Hanscom Park.
Phone:
402-444-5955
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Gerald Ford Birthplace Mini-Museum
A gazebo marks the spot where our 38th President was born, and displays some Gerald R. Ford mementoes, such as his golf clubs. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/11/2011]

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Time Capsule.

Gerald Ford Birthplace Mini-Museum

There's a time capsule located in the mini-museum area -- to stay buried beneath the brick walkway until the year 2076.

[Patsy Lewis, 06/19/2018]

Adding calendar reminder....

Ford Birth Site.

Betty Ford Rose Garden

Here in Omaha, there is an interesting little area, where former President, Gerald Ford was born. I believe he was taken away from Omaha when only about a year old, but the site where his parents' house once stood is now prettied up with several interesting things: There is the Betty Ford Rose Garden, which includes busts of Gerald and Betty, and there is a little gazebo-like structure, which has some of Ford's personal belongings behind glass, with a button you can press to hear him speak about himself and his birth site. Included behind the glass are some pens and ashtrays from the Oval Office when he was there, plus a set of his golf clubs, and so on. Also, on land adjacent to the birth site, there is a small museum, and center for restoring and storing historic documents.

Gerald Ford was originally not named Gerald Ford, by the way. His last name was King, I believe, and even his first name was different. He was born in a nice two story home that once occupied the site, but the home burned about 1971. A replica of that house also can be seen behind glass, at the site.

[Don Fraysier, 10/15/1998]

His name was Leslie King, Jr., born in 1913.

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