57 Reasons To Live in West Michigan

Reason #23: Ford Museum

Ford Museum

57 Reasons to Live in West Michigan Reason #23: Gerald R. Ford Museum

To the rest of the world, he's America's 38th President. To Grand Rapids, he's our Favorite Son. Ford represented West Michigan in Congress 13 times before joining the presidential ticket with Richard Nixon. When he died in December 2006, the entire community mourned, lining city streets to salute his flag-draped coffin on its way to the burial service at Grace Episcopal Church in East Grand Rapids. One of Ford's last public appearances in Grand Rapids was July 30, 2003, when 10,000 people turned out for his 90th birthday party on the lawn of the Gerald R. Ford Museum. He is buried next to his museum on the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.
See also: Celebrities, Museums

Relevant Links

All the Reasons to Live In West Michigan

Average Age
American Pie
Arena
Art
Beaches
Big Lake
Breweries
Calder
Celebrities
Clubs
Cottages
Creative Class/Cool City

Dog Parks
Eastown
Ethnicity
Farmer's Markets
Ferries
Festivals
Film
Fish Ladder
Fine Dining
Fluoride
Ford, Gerald R.
Frank Lloyd Wright House

Furniture City
Gardens, Frederik Meijer
GRAM
Green
Heartside
Heritage Hill
Higher Education
ArtPrize
Indian Mounds
Kites
Lake Effect
Lighthouses

Medical Mile
Millennium Park
Mitten
Museums
Ox-Bow
Philanthropy
Polar Express
River Bank Run
Rosa Parks Circle
Sculpture
Skateboard Parks
Sports Teams
Status Chairs

Traffic
Trails
Tulip Time
Up North
Weather Ball
West Coast
Wines
Zoo

Return to 57 Reasons to Live in West Michigan page.