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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


EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN!!!!- "Our Sister's Keeper: Photography by Marie Plakos"
September 13, 2016 - December 13, 2016

Free with Paid Admission to Museum.

"Our Sister's Keeper" includes 36 stunning images of women and children from India, Mexico, Ghana and Peru. The photographs show the strength and beauty of women around the world, in support of The Carter Center's Forum on Women.




Daniel Demeter - "Lens on Syria"
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Lens on Syria offers a unique visual experience of pre-war Syria and serves as an invaluable record of the country's long history, rich heritage, and diverse culture.




Wenonah Hauter - "The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment"
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Wenonah Hauter, one of the nation's leading public interest advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls "sacrifice zones" across the American landscape.




Kaye Minchew - "A President in our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia"
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free & Open to the Public.

Roosevelt visited Georgia forty-one times between 1924 and 1945. This rich gathering of photographs and remembrances documents the vital role of Georgia's people and places in FDR's rise from his position as a despairing politician daunted by disease to his role as a revered leader who guided the country through its worst depression and a world war.




Free Screening - Tony Mendez, - "Argo"
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:00pm

Screening/Lecture.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Meet CIA officer Tony Mendez, the man who came up with "Argo," the plan to sneak Americans out of Iran. Mendez will discuss the operation, sign copies of his book "Master of Disguise" and there will be a free screening of the movie Argo. The program begins at 6:00pm in the Carter Museum Theater. Copies of Mendez's book will be available for purchase and signing.




Alan Wieder - "Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation"
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author, raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch.




Kathryn Smith - "The Gatekeeper"
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum.
Free & Open to the Public.

The Gatekeeper is the first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration. Widely considered the first female president chief of staff, Marguerite "Missy" LeHand was the right-hand women to FDR-both personally and professionally--for more than twenty years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled.




Ambassador John Campbell - "Morning in South Africa"
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:30pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Despite calls to undermine South Africa's 1994 Political settlement characterized by human rights guarantees and the rule of law, distinguished diplomat John Campbell argues that the country's future is bright and that its democratic institutions will weather its current lackluster governance. He'll explain why in this talk sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.




Dorothy Padgett - "Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts"
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel.
Free & Open to the Public.

While the basic story of Jimmy Carter's rise from peanut farmer to President is well known, it has never been told from the perspective of a "soldier" in the Peanut Brigade. Dorothy Padgett, with an earthy, honest, and Southern voice, tells the story as if new to all of us. Humor and insight abound in this direct telling of how a peanut farmer from Georgia became President and leader of the United States. The secret is in his character, his morality, and in his being truly human.




Robert Strauss - "Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents"
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free & Open to the Public.

Worst. President. Ever. Flips the great presidential biography on its head, offering an enlightening - and highly entertaining! - account of poor James Buchanan's presidency to prove once and for all that, well, few leaders could have done worse.




Andrew Young & Andrea Young - "Andrew Young and the making of Modern Atlanta"
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel.
Free & Open to the Public.

ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta's growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term "City too Busy to Hate" in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world's busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996?




Heather Ann Thompson - "Blood in the Water"
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Blood in the Water is the first definitive account of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice--including information never released to the public--published to coincide with the forty-fifth anniversary of this historic event.



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. *LAST ADMISSIONS SALES TIME IS 4:15pm*. 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 404-865-7100.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia   30307-1498
Telephone: (404) 865-7100
Fax: (404) 865-7102
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