When you visit city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, I would recommend visiting the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to gain a greater understanding of our nation’s 38th president.
The Museum starts on the 2nd floor beginning with the early life of Gerald R. Ford.
He was the only president who was also an All American Football player in College. The art in the parking lot gives you a hint as to which school he attended.
I think the fact that he went to the University of Michigan makes my family like him even more. He was also part of the Naval Reserves during WW2.
The museum really gives you an idea of what pop culture was like during that time period and gives you insight to what unfolded during the Watergate scandal that resulted in Gerald R. Ford becoming President. Gerald Ford is the only United States President who was not elected by ballot for his terms as either Vice-President or President.
The full scale replica of the Oval office gives you an idea of what it would have looked liked during Gerald’s Presidency.
The Museum also gives you insight into the Ford’s family life. Outfits worn by Betty Ford give guests an idea of what fashion trends were during that time.
The Gerald R. Ford and Betty B. Ford burial site is also on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. You can find out more about the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum from the website.
The Gerald R. Ford Museum is located at 303 Pearl Street, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.
Thanks to Experience Grand Rapids for hosting my visit.