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The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library provides a unique experience for the visitor. Through displays of room settings, objects, documents, photographs, audio, and video, visitors can acquire a close-up view of the modern American Presidency.

Changing exhibits are drawn from the library and museum collections or are based on themes relating to the presidency and American political history. Many of these are traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, other Presidential Libraries, and other museums around the world.

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EXHIBIT - COMING SOON!!!!!

KONGO across the WATERS
May 17, 2014 - September 21, 2014



EXHIBIT!!!!
"KONGO across the WATERS
Saturday, May 17, 201 through Sunday, September 21, 2014
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Free with Paid Admission to the Museum

Kongo across the Waters
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This magnificent collection showcases art and artifacts from one of the world’s premier collections at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and from collections across the U.S.

It is the centerpiece of the year-long, citywide celebration "Africa Atlanta 2014"( AfricaAtlanta.org ) organized by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta.

KONGO across the WATERS will explore connections between the art and culture of the Kongo peoples of western Central Africa and African American art and culture in the United States.

KONGO across the WATERS is a collaborative project by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium.


CURRENT SCHEDULE




William Buzbee
"Fighting Westway : Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Fighting Westway : Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

From 1971 to 1985, battles raged over Westway, a multibillion-dollar highway, development, and park project slated for placement in New York City. It would have projected far into the Hudson River, including massive new landfill extending several miles along Manhattan’s Lower West Side. The most expensive highway project ever proposed, Westway also provoked one of the highest stakes legal battles of its day. In Fighting Westway, William W. Buzbee reveals how environmentalists, citizens, their lawyers, and a growing opposition coalition, despite enormous resource disparities, were able to defeat this project supported by presidents, senators, governors, and mayors, much of the business community, and most unions.


Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin
"FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER

Hill was a Secret Service agent assigned to protect Mrs. Kennedy and is remembered as the agent racing to the back of the presidential limousine when President Kennedy was shot. Now fifty years after the assassination, you'll hear agent Clint Hill's story of what happened.


Neil Shulman
"Second Wind"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Doc Hollywood

"Doc Hollywood," Neil Shulman is back with his new book "Second Wind" (written with P.K. Beville). Nursing Homes are not only full of hilarious stories but they're also filled with the wonderful people who have lived them. Open the first page of Second Wind and start reading about the colorful characters who play out the story of a group of elderly people - and some younger folks - who have gotten a second wind.


Randall Balmer
"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

In Redeemer, acclaimed religious historian Randall Balmer reveals how the rise and fall of Jimmy Carter’s political fortunes mirrored the transformation of American religious politics. From his beginnings as a humble peanut farmer to the galvanizing politician who rode a re-energized religious movement into the White House.


Rhett Turner
"Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

The State of Georgia is second only to Texas for the largest number of counties and courthouses in the country. Georgia is also the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Rhett Turner's Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments catalogs and celebrates each of the 159 courthouses in the state of Georgia.


Mike O'Connor
"A Commercial Republic: America's Enduring Debate over Democratic Capitalism"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

As recently as 2008, when Presidents Bush and Obama acted to bail out the nation's crashing banks and failing auto companies, the perennial objection erupted anew: government has no business in...business. To the contrary, Mike O'Connor argues in this book: Those who cite history to decry government economic intervention are invoking a tradition that simply does not exist.


The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4:45 p.m. on. Sunday. Admission is $8.00 - Adults; $6.00 - Seniors (60+), Military, and students with IDs; Free - Children (16 and under).  Parking - Free.  The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. For more information, please call 404-865-7101.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia   30307-1498
Telephone: (404) 865-7100
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