GRFM-2 copyAbout the DeVos Learning Center

With construction completed in the Spring of 2016, the DeVos Learning Center became the learning hub of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. This multi-million dollar addition, supported by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, provides state-of-the-art learning space for students visiting the Museum. Here, learners of all ages will engage in interactive and meaningful programs that seek to instill the qualities of President and Mrs. Ford: character, integrity, public service, and civic education.

Our Foundation’s education team has carefully designed programs with the needs of your students in mind. Classes provide an opportunity to learn about character through the lens of historical events and are aligned with State and Common Core standards. Students will use the latest in educational technology to interact with the Museum while learning from primary sources such as artifacts, documents, photographs, and video that tell the story of our 38th President. Visitors will gain an understanding of the events that ultimately shaped the character of the man who would come to lead our nation during a tumultuous time in history and return integrity to the White House.

“God has been good to America, especially during difficult times. At the time of the Civil War, he gave us Abraham Lincoln.
And at the time of Watergate, he gave us Gerald Ford – The right man at the right time who was able to put the Nation back together.”

– The Honorable Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives