Clint Hill

An Evening with Former Secret Service Agent

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • May 16, 2016
  • Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
It took 50 years for former Secret Service agent Clint Hill to tell his story of the day in 1963 when he raced in vain to try to save a mortally wounded U.S. president. It's a chilling, heartbreaking story — but it's not the only one Hill has to tell.

Guests now have the rare opportunity to hear firsthand Hill's many remarkable stories of protecting presidents during his 17-year Secret Service career.

Hill and literary collaborator Lisa McCubbin let you peek behind the curtains of history as detailed in their new book, Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.

In addition to touching the lives of five presidents, Hill's tenure spanned a tumultuous time in American history — from the Cold War through assassinations, the Vietnam War and the resignation of a president.

Be among the first to hear how President Lyndon Johnson became a virtual prisoner in the White House during anti-Vietnam protests. How Hill placed White House files under protection after a midnight phone call about Watergate. How it got harder to guard President Gerald Ford after he pardoned President Richard Nixon. 

Hill and journalist McCubbin have collaborated on two previous best-selling books about Hill's career.  

Learn more: Clint Hill's Biography

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets: $75 for general admission; includes a copy of Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford, with a pre-signed, limited-edition bookplate. (Membership discount applies.)

  • Tickets: $150 for VIP reserved seating; includes president’s pre-reception and a copy of My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford, with a pre-signed, limited-edition bookplate and reserved seating.

  • Seating is limited. Tickets now on sale.