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A centennial celebration of Betty Ford opens at the Ford Museum Tuesday

Sunday, April 8 would have been Former First Lady Betty Ford's 100th birthday, and to celebrate, this week, the Ford Presidential Museum has created an exhibit to tell the story of her life.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Former First Lady Betty Ford would have been 100-years-old on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

To honor her centennial, the Ford Presidential Museum located downtown Grand rapids, has created it's first exhibit solely dedicated to tell the former first lady's life story.

13 On Your Side reporter Meredith TerHaar got a preview of the exhibit which opens to the public with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 10, at 5 p.m. The exhibit is called "In Step with Betty Ford: A Celebration of Her Centennial."

Meredith got a chance to ask the curator of the exhibit, Don Holloway, to share some of his favorite highlight, which include a case dedicated to Betty's love for dance. Holloway explained that she was a very talented dancer who danced under several prominent teachers, including the legendary Martha Graham.

There is also a letter hand-penned by President Ford. It's never been on display before and was given to her by her family just before she underwent surgery for breast cancer.

There is so much more to see inside the "In Step with Betty Ford" exhibit. It will be on display through the remainder of the year.

For more information about the Ford Presidential Museum and it's offerings, click here.

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