The Grand Rapids NBC affiliate reports “Gerald R. Ford’s death is expected to spark renewed interest in his life, particularly among visitors to his uniquely situated presidential library that spans two cities 130 miles apart. The museum in Grand Rapids is about to enter the spotlight. Ford will be buried there on a hillside just north of the sleek, triangular building.
While Ford’s library is one entity officially known as the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, its document archive is in Ann Arbor and is called the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. Its artifact collection is in Grand Rapids and is called the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.”
The article goes on to discuss the problems with having the collection in two locations, and the relative costs of several popular, and less popular presidential libraries.