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Museum hosting Coffee Bar Stories

July 4, 2017
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Employees at Grand Rapids-based Rowster Coffee come together for a tasting. Photo via

A trio of beverage executives will share their passion for coffee at an after-work open-mic event downtown this week.

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host an event called Coffee Bar Stories on July 6 as part of its bi-weekly Ford After Five entertainment series.

Alexandria Chamelly, director of operations at Lyon Street Café, Mallory Squibb, co-owner of Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar, and Stephen Curtis, VP of Rowster Coffee, will take the mic to discuss coffee and the community.

The event, which will include coffee samples and sweets from Field & Fire Café, will be held at the museum, at 303 Pearl St. NW. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event starts at 6 p.m.

Admission is free for children 12 and younger and $2 per adult. It includes a free pass for a future museum visit for each attendee.

Ford museum

Established in 1981, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is the resting place of Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president of the United States, 1974–1977, and his wife, Betty Ford.

It is located near the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in downtown Grand Rapids.

The Ford presidential library is in Ann Arbor, but the library and museum are a single institution with one director.

Ford foundation

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation aims to foster increased awareness of the life, career, values and legacy of America’s 38th president.

The foundation promotes civic engagement and supports permanent and changing exhibits designed to encourage historical literacy.

It also sponsors conferences, educational outreach and other programs, both scholarly and popular.

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