Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum 
303 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Abby Vander Vliet
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation 
Watergate Legacy Event

In the middle of the night on June 17, 1972, five men were arrested and charged with breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex. These men had ties to the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP) and, following their arrest, officials within the Nixon administration orchestrated a cover-up. The Watergate break-in sparked a series of events that, over the next 26 months, would propel an unassuming Midwesterner into the Oval Office. Our nation’s history and Gerald Ford’s life would never be the same.

Join the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum as we explore the legacy of Watergate fifty years on. Our two-day event features distinguished speakers—Richard Norton Smith, Brian Lamb, Tevi Troy, Garrett Graff—who will share never-heard stories about the crisis that started it all.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 

Please RSVP by June 13, 2022

Watergate—50 Years Later

Thursday, June 16, 2022, Day 1

3-5:20 p.m. Showing of All the President’s Men 
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum auditorium. 

5:30-6:45 p.m. Friends of Ford Member reception 

7 p.m. “The Ironies of Watergate and Three Presidencies: Nixon, Ford, and Carter — and Beyond,” with Tevi Troy

8:15 p.m. Book signing with Tevi Troy
Copies of Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump will be available for purchase at the Museum store. 

Friday, June 17, 2022, Day 2

5-6 p.m. Friends of Ford Member reception

6 p.m. “When Watergate Changed the World,” with Garrett Graff 

7 p.m. “The Crisis That Started It All: Watergate,” with Richard Norton Smith and Brian Lamb

8:15 p.m. Book signing with Garrett Graff 
Copies of Watergate: A New History will be available for purchase at the Museum store.