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FEB 2017

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4 8 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E G E R A L D R . F OR D P R E S I DE N T I A L M U S E U M G R A N D R A P I D S , M I C H I G A N The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is the only presidential museum in the nation that isn't in the same location as the presidential library. President Ford wanted the museum to be in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, but preferred his archives to be housed in Ann Arbor, where he attended the University of Michigan. The museum reopened in June after an eight-month, $13-million reno- vation that included the new 8,000-square-foot DeVos Learning Center, where students and other groups learn about character and civic engagement through the lens of Ford's life. New interactive exhibits feature interactive displays with more video, audio and touch screens. One exhibit uses light- ing and special effects to re-create the typhoon that threatened the USS Monterey aircraft carrier on which Ford served in World War II. W W W . F O R D L I B R A R Y M U S E U M . G O V Photos by William Hebert, courtesy Ford Presidential Museum VISITORS CAN SEE A RE-CREATION OF GERALD FORD'S OVAL OFFICE AT THE FORD PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM, WHICH RECENTLY REOPENED AFTER A $13 MILLION RENOVATION AND EXPANSION. Group Tours Available Pasadena Adjacent Discover The Huntington © EPE. Graceland and its marks are trademarks of EPE. All Rights Reserved. Elvis Presley™ © 2017 ABG EPE IP LLC Featuring an All-New, Immersive Enter tainment Experience GRACELAND.COM/GROUPS • 800-238-2010 O P E N I N G M A R C H 2 0 1 7 GROUP R AT ES AVAILABLE

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