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 ]
THE RESEARCH ROOM WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
NEW EXHIBIT!! War from the Victims' Perspective/Photographs by Jean Mohr/March 14, 2015 - June 28, 2015 - In honor of the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross & the First Geneva Convention. This exhibition of sixty photographs depicts the drama of civilians trapped by war. These striking images masterfully balance sensitivity and rigor, emotion and reflection, art and documentary evidence. They put a face on the human suffering. This exhibition was produced by the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
[ EVENTS ]
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|
- Lawrence Jackson & Alex SayF Cummings, - "City by City" - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
City by City is a collection of essays about the present and future of American cities. These essays look closely at the forces-gentrification, underemployment, politics, culture, and crime-that shape urban life. Lawrence Jackson's essay is entitled "Christmas in Baltimore" and is a reminiscence of living Black and male in Atlanta and Baltimore, structured around a trip home for the funeral of a childhood friend. Alex Sayf Cummings' essay is entitled "Atlanta's BeltLine Meets the Voters". Cummings tells the story of the BeltLine, an ambitious plan to expand public transportation to the suburbs of Atlanta. Opposition to the proposal comes, surprisingly, from the political left as well as the right: by making the newly-connected neighborhoods "nicer," the plan acts is gentrification disguised as philanthropy. more...
- Martin Frost & Tom Davis
- "The Partisan Divide" - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis is a fascinating "must-read" for the historically and politically curious - as well as every citizen of the United States!During their 40 years in Congress, Martin Frost and Tom Davis were the field generals for their respective parties, each serving two terms as chair of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees. Now they have joined forces - along with columnist Richard Cohen - in an effort to save Congress from itself. more...
- Marja Mills - "The Mockingbird Next Door" - Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation-and a great friendship. This is the story of that friendship. more...
- Patrick Sloyan - "The Politics of Deception" - Thursday June 25, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
The Politics of Deception is a revelatory look into a JFK that few will recognize. Pulitzer Prize winner Patrick Sloyan reveals an iconic president and the often startling ways he attempted to manage world events, control public opinion, and forge his legacy. 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...
- 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, 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...