Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.
|News & Announcements|
BOOK NOOK / Preschool Visitors Wednesday - On Wednesdays, in June- 3, 10, 17 and 24; July- 1, 8, 15 and 22, the Jimmy Carter Library staff and volunteers will read from a selection of story books in our library. Program geared for children ages 2 to 5. Free & Open to the Public.
[ Storytelling - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby ]
NEW CURRICULUM!!! - The President's Travels - The President's Travels is NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: 19 Units, covering grades 2 - 12, all GPS-correlated, based on primary sources from our holdings, and covering a breadth of content areas: Geography, U. S. History, Civics, Energy & Environment, Human Rights, U. S. Foreign Policy, Science & Health, Current Events, the Middle-East, Segregation & Civil Rights, even Character Education
[ THE PRESIDENT'S TRAVELS ]
FIELD TRIP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!!!! - The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum and the Coca-Cola Foundation have generously established funding for the Carter Library to provide transportation funds for Georgia schools to use when bringing students to our newly-renovated museum for educational activities.
[ FIELD TRIP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM ]
CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Atlanta and Copenhill - An Article written by James A. Yancey, Jr., Former Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library are located on prime property that has been the scene of several historically significant events during Atlanta's relatively brief history.
[ THE CIVIL WAR ]
|Exhibits & Events|
- President Jimmy Carter - "A Full Life" - Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:00pm - Doors Open at 4:00 - Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby - Free and Open to the Public
President Carter will sign copies of A Full Life and up to 5 additional other books by the President. Previous titles must be accompanied by at least one copy of A Full Life. To enable everyone to get their books signed, President Carter will not be able to personalize the books or pose for pictures. President Carter will ONLY BE SIGNING BOOKS (No Photographs or other Memorabilia). Copies of A Full Life will be available for purchase at the Museum Store. Members of Friends of the Carter Library will get a discount on the purchase and priority placement in the signing line by showing their Membership Card. You can join ?Friends of the Carter Library at http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/museum/friends.phtml more...
- Salman Rushdie - "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" - Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - TICKETED EVENT
Salman Rushdie's first novel for adults in seven years. It is a wonder tale about the way we live now, a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world - our world - that has been plunged into an age of unreason. Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling tradition yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, it is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of the imagination. Presented in partnership with Emory University and ACappella Books. more...
- David Beasley
- "A Life in Red: A Story of Forbidden Love, the Great Depression, and the Communist Fight for a Black Nation in the Deep South" - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
A Life in Red reveals the true story of star-crossed lovers Herbert Newton, a black communist seeking the end of an oppressive America, and Jane Newton, the white daughter of a wealthy American Legion commander, and their part in the Depression-Era, communist fight for a black sovereign nation. more...
- Ta-Nehisi Coates - "Between the World and Me" - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - TICKETED EVENT
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the new book "Between the World and Me." It is a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by the author that The New York Observer calls "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States." Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story "The Case for Reparations." Ticketing details coming soon. more...
- Diana Nyad - "Find A Way:One Wild and Precious Life" - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - TICKETED EVENT
"Find A Way" is Diana Nyad's amazing, inspiring firsthand account of her record-breaking swim, after four failed attempts, from Cuba to Florida, at the age of sixty-four-and of her extraordinary quest to live life at the highest level, in and out of the water. Tickets available at ACappella Books. more...
- Anthony Beevor - "The Battle of the Bulge" - Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Anthony Beevor, the prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day and Stalingrad reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, in this riveting new account. more...