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View Resource Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum are in two different locations but these are a single institution sharing one director. The Ford Library in ann Arbor, Michigan, collects, preserves, and makes accessible a rich variety of archival materials on U.S. domestic issues, foreign relations, and political affairs during the Cold War era. The Library offers exhibits, special events,...
View Resource Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is the only one of its kind dedicated to the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes. It is fittingly located at Whitefish Point, Michigan, site of the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior.
View Resource Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

The Henry Ford is the history destination that brings the American Experience to life. With a rich and diverse offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments, The Henry Ford celebrates yesterday’s traditions as well as today’s innovations. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate and inspire visitors of all ages. Spread over more than 90-acres, Greenfield...
View Resource Jesse Besser Museum

The Besser Museum is an educational institution dedicated to serving the public of all ages and abilities in art, history, and science. Through research, it collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts, specimens, and information concerning the 15 counties in Northeast Michigan. Through programs and exhibits, it promotes understanding and appreciation of the past and present.
View Resource Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia [Ferris State University]

Located on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia promotes the open examination of historical and contemporary visual expressions of racism. Its collections and exhibits preserve objects and images related to racial segregation, civil rights, and anti-Black caricatures. The online site is rich with examples and contextual...
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