Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.
|News & Announcements|
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH THE MT. ZION FINE ARTS MAGNET CHORUS - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013 AT 11:30am - CARTER MUSEUM LOBBY - Free and Open to the Public - This annual concert is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The Mt Zion Fine Arts Magnet Chorus will filling the air with traditional holiday songs and have you clapping and dancing. This is a holiday concert you won't want to miss.
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EXHIBIT-NOW OPEN!! Diplomatic Patterns: A Sampling of White House China / November 1, 2013 - March 4, 2014
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GEORGIA NATIONAL GUARD'S 116th ARMY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 AT 1:00pm - CARTER MUSEUM LOBBY - Free and Open to the Public - Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band performs a free holiday concert. Join us for this special holiday event. No reservations are needed.
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THE CARTER CHRONICLE BLOG!!!!! - The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum brings you another way to stay up-to-date through our new blog!
[ THE CARTER CHRONICLE ]
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 ]
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES PASSPORT PROGRAM!!!
[ Passport to Presidential Libraries ]
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 ]
|Exhibits & Events|
- Bret Witter- "Monuments Men" - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
WWII was the most destructive war in history and caused the greatest dislocation of cultural artifacts. Hundreds of thousands of items remain missing. The main burden fell to a few hundred men and women, curators and archivists, artists and art historians from 13 nations. Their task was to save and preserve what they could of Europe's great art, and they were called the Monuments Men. This is their story. more...
- Annual Holiday Concert with the Mt. Zion Fine Arts Magnet Chorus - Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:30am - Carter Presidential Museum Lobby - Free & Open to the Public
This annual concert is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The Mt Zion Fine Arts Magnet Chorus will be filling the air with traditional holiday songs and have you clapping and dancing. This is a holiday concert you won't want to miss. more...
- Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Carter Presidential Museum Lobby - Free & Open to the Public
Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band performs a free holiday concert at 1:00pm in the Jimmy carter Presidential Library lobby on Sunday, December 15th at 1:00 pm. Join us for this special holiday event. No reservations are needed. more...
- Ishmael Beah - "Radiance of Tomorrow" - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called "arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature," has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. more...
- Dan Stashower - ""THE HOUR OF PERIL" - Tuesday, January 28, 2013 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award-winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War in this New York Times bestseller. more...
- Anna Quindlen - "STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS" - Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Ticketed Event
Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined. This is a ticketed event with individuals admitted for $28 (the price of the book + tax), couples $38. Tickets will go on sale in January at www.acappellabooks.com. more...
- Alvin Townley - "Defiant"
" - Wednesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Defiant is a riveting tribute to the unyielding men who endured years of brutal captivity as POWs in Vietnam and the families they left behind. The men of the ?Alcatraz Eleven? are true American heroes and their extraordinary stories will serve as an inspiration for generations to come." - SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, POW, 1967-1973. "These heroic men and women remind us how courage, devotion, and faith can triumph even in the darkest of times. In Defiant, Alvin Townley masterfully tells the inspirational and unforgettable story of our Vietnam POWs and the Alcatraz Eleven." - PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER more...
- Aram Goudsouzian - "DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS: CIVIL RIGHTS, BLACK POWER, AND THE MEREDITH MARCH AGAINST FEAR" - Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Booksigning - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a hospital. What followed was one of the key dramas of the civil rights era. Aram Goudsouzian?s Down to the Crossroads is the story of this last great march of the civil rights era and the first great showdown of the turbulent years that followed. more...