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Special Events at the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

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.

CURRENT SCHEDULE




Kabir Sehgal
"Coined:The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear

In Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us, author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, Coined probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology.


Joseph Califano
"The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

From Lyndon Johnson’s closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory” (The New York Times Book Review) that’s been called “a joy to read” (Stephen Ambrose, The Washington Post Book World). And now, a new introductory essay brings the reader up to date on Johnson’s impact on America today. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


Jim Auchmutey
"Class of '65"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Class of 65

“The Class of ‘65 is a rich and revealing portrait of one place and its people at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a moment when millions of ordinary white Americans confronted the greatest moral test of a generation, and failed terribly. But it is also a story of redemption, over long decades, for a special few whose willingness to reconsider the past, and their own role in its errors and terrors, could be a model for Americans in the troubled times we face today.”—Douglas A. Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Slavery by Another Name.


Barney Frank
"Frank"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
Free and Open to the Public

In "Frank", a candid and witty political memoir, Barney Frank relates his journey from the outskirts of New York City to Boston’s city hall and the Massachusetts legislature, and then to the U.S. Congress, where he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness for more than four decades.


Terry Alford
"Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth

In "Fortune's Fool," Terry Alford provides the first comprehensive look at the life of an enigmatic figure whose life has been overshadowed by his final, infamous act. Tracing Booth's story from his uncertain childhood in Maryland, characterized by a difficult relationship with his famous actor father, to his successful acting career on stages across the country, Alford offers a nuanced picture of Booth as a public figure, performer, and deeply troubled man.


Lawrence Jackson & Alex SayF Cummings
"Contributors to City by City"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Africa's Peacemaker

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.


Alan Axelrod
"Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:30-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Our Auntie Rosa

Alan Axelrod's Lost Destiny is a rare exploration of the origin of today’s controversial military drones as well as a searing and unforgettable story of heroism, WWII, and the Kennedy dynasty that might have been.


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.

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Atlanta, Georgia   30307-1498
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