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Grand Rapids Museum To Open Betty Ford Exhibit

"In Step with Betty Ford: A Celebration of Her Centennial"

April 08, 2018 - 2:56 pm
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A museum in western Michigan is opening an exhibit to celebrate former First Lady Betty Ford's 100th birthday.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum plans to open "In Step with Betty Ford: A Celebration of Her Centennial" on Tuesday, two days after her birthday.

Curator Don Holloway says the exhibit will display Ford's full biography for the first time and is a good way to reintroduce her to the Grand Rapids community she impacted.

Gerald Ford was a congressman from Grand Rapids before becoming vice president and eventually president following Richard Nixon's 1974 resignation. Gerald Ford died in 2006 and Betty Ford in 2011.

The exhibit will be free to the public. It will run through Jan. 16, 2019.