GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ) – The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor are offering extended hours in their lobby areas for visitors wishing to express their sympathy to the Ford family on the death of former First Lady Betty Ford.

In Grand Rapids, the museum lobby will be open 24 hours a day until further notice in order to allow the public to sign a condolence book. The museum’s other areas, including all exhibit galleries and the gift store, will be closed for approximately seven days beginning Saturday, July 9th.

In Ann Arbor, the library lobby will be closed until Monday, July 11th at 9:00 am and then open 9:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Friday and 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm Saturday and Sunday.

For those considering sending flowers or making a contribution in honor of Mrs. Ford, her family has requested that contributions and donations in lieu of flowers be made to the organizations found on the contributions page of the Betty Ford Memorial website.

You can also send your condolences to the Ford family electronically by clicking here.

Betty Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was 93.

For information about the museum, click here. For information about the library, click here.


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