President Ford Sculpture to Be Dedicated at Institute Office

Susan Ford Bales stands next to the maquette of her father, President Gerald R. Ford, during the March 7 event in Grand Rapids.
Susan Ford Bales stands next to the maquette of her father, President Gerald R. Ford, during the March 7 Grand Rapids event.

The first maquette, or one-third-size replica, of the President Gerald Ford statue in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, will be installed and dedicated at Albion College on Wednesday, March 14. The ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Robinson Hall, located on Hannah Street, two blocks south of East Michigan Avenue.

Albion's maquette, one of three that will be made, was unveiled by Ford's daughter, Susan Ford Bales, on March 7 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. Sculptor J. Brett Grill, who created the U.S. Capitol statue, will be a special guest at the maquette dedication on Albion's campus.

This event is sponsored by Albion College's Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service; it is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ford institute Coordinator Ann Garrett, or 517/629-0368.