2018 : Statue of Betty Ford Dedicated at Gerald Ford Museum

July 14, 2018 all-day

On what would have been President Ford’s 105th birthday , a statue of First Lady Betty Ford is unveiled at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The statue, which pictures an inviting Mrs. Ford in a dance-like pose and extending an open hand toward the viewer, was sculpted by local artist J. Brett Grill. The unveiling ceremony, which was attended by Ford children Mike, Steve and Susan.

The statue, which was created by local Grand Rapids sculptor J. Brett Grill, is the 10th sculpture to be created for the Grand Rapids Community Legends project.

It pictures a welcoming likeness of the former First Lady in a dance-like pose, extending her hand to all guests of the museum.

Source : Casey Sykes, “Betty Ford statue unveiled at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum”, MLive, July 14, 2018.

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