The trustees and staff of the American Museum in Britain express our deepest sorrow at the death of our good friend and museum patron Richard Ford. Richard was a member of the Friends of the American Museum in Britain since 1984 and a trustee of the American Museum for more than ten years. His generosity, dedication, and friendship will be deeply missed. Alfred M. Vinton, Chairman, American Museum in Britain, Mark E. Haranzo, Deputy Chairman, American Museum in Britain, and Linda Hackett, President, Halcyon Foundation.
RIP Richard. Thank you for all you did for the natural heritage of Indiana via ACRES Land Trust and The Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Your Wabash legacy is a true reflection of your giving spirit and integrity. I loved every minute I was honored to spend with you.
Lovely man who enjoyed music, the American museum in Bath and shared with us the wonderful wine and food of the Connaught. I was pleased to have been able to visit with my wife Geraldine who introduced me to Wabash and Culver last week which was filled with hers and her daughters many memories of Richard. Pleased meet Steve and see the various monuments Richard and Ginny left to Wasbash particularly Charlie's Creek Hotel with its exquisite Ginny art collection done with the great style and grace which Richard lived. God speed and enjoy your music this Friday.
Richard was blessed because he understood his gifts and used them to the fullest. My meetings with him were few, but I always experienced the gift of hospitality. He had a presence that will not be forgotten.
Jack Tharp, Indiana University
We were sad to hear of Richard's passing, but his legacy will live on. He has given so much to others and our community. We are truly blessed by the wonderful things he has done. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.