Arthur H. Vandenberg, Jr.Arthur H. Vandenberg, Jr. (1907— 1968), the Senator's son, worked for the Senator for more than a decade. In 1952 President Eisenhower appointed him Appointments Secretary, but he took a leave of absence for health reasons before Eisenhower was inaugurated. Senator Vandenberg's nephew, U.S. Air Force General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, served as Air Force Chief of Staff and Director of Central Intelligence. Vandenberg Air Force Base was named in his honor.Hoyt S. Vandenberg Vandenberg Air Force Base Senator Vandenberg's great nephew, Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr., served as a Major General in the Air Force. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr. (The Vandenberg Center is across the street from the hotel)
Founded in 1845, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is among the oldest history museums in the United States. Not that you'd be able to tell from its sparkling facility, which rises three stories above the downtown riverfront. Inside, a fascinating panorama of permanent collections and temporary exhibits preserve the treasures of the past and the present.Grand Rapids Public Museum Permanent collections include: The People of This Place, Collecting A-Z, Furniture City, Streets of Old Grand Rapids, This public Museum is behind the hotel a short walk over the Grand River.
President Karen Clark and Vice President James Wardwell are sitting in the lobby of the hotel “Under the Sunburst” sideboard, an elegant sideboard from the late 1800’s. We hope to see you in beautiful Grand Rapids next year. Karen & Jim