Grand Rapids Attractions - Gerald R Ford Museum

by James C - Date: 2006-12-03 - Word Count: 284 Share This!

Grand Rapids is famous for a number of things. history buffs know that one thing it is famous for is being the birthplace of President Gerald Ford. Because of that fact it is also home to the Gerald R Ford Museum. In this article you will learn about what there is in store for you if you visit the museum.

Gerald Ford was the 38th president of the United States. His contribution to history is forever remembered with the Gerald R Ford Museum. The museum is home to a number of different exhibits. One of them is the 1970's gallery. In this exhibit you will find a simulation of the culture of the seventies. You will find a variety of multimedia including news clips, video and sound clips. You will also see such artifacts as platform shoes, tie dyed clothing, bell bottoms and eight track tapes. It is designed to give you a feeling for the era in which Ford served. Another exhibit is the Young Jerry Ford exhibit. Learn about what Ford went through growing up. See the events in Fords life that led to make him the man he was. A man of character and integrity. Other exhibits include Ford Cabinets Room, Leadership in Diplomacy, At Work in the Oval Office and several others. The museum has quite a collection of Ford artifacts and history.

If you are interested in history you should definitely visit the museum. The Gerald R Ford Museum is open daily from 9 in the morning until 5 at night. Admission is only $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for college students and only $3 for kids 6 to 18. For more information call the information line at 616-451-9263.

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