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.
If you would like to contact President and Mrs. Carter or the Carter Center staff, please visit www.cartercenter.org
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Neibhur Story, April 5, 2017 at 6:30 - The event is free but reservations are requested.
[ The Reinhold Niebuhr Story/Reservations ]
RECENTLY DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENT!!! - The CREST computer system which holds and provides access to recently declassified documents is down. We are actively working on a repair solution for the system. We do not have a date for when the system will be available to researchers. The Carter Presidential Library regrets any inconvenience that this causes. Please contact our staff with questions or for assistance with accessing declassified documents in the textual files of the Library.
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 ]
EVENTS & EXHIBITS
EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN!!!: "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease"
January 11, 2017 - October 9, 2017
Only one human disease, smallpox, has ever been eradicated. But soon a second infection will join the list: Guinea worm disease, a painful and debilitating condition caused by the Guinea worm--known to many as the "fiery serpent". There is no medicine to cure Guinea worm disease and no vaccine to prevent it. Yet it can be stopped. This exhibition shows the heroic efforts throughout history to eradicate, eliminate, and control disease, including the Carter Center-led campaign to wipe out Guinea worm.
TEMPORARY EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN - "Silk Road Journey-One Belt One Road"
March 20, 2017 - March 29, 2017
Take a stunning visual trip along the "Silk Road" with National Geographic Magazine photographer Michael Yamashita. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is hosting 37 photographs by Yamishita as he traces the paths of Marco Polo and Chinese explorer Zeng He.
Ganesh Sitaraman - "THE CRISIS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS CONSTITUTION: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic"
Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. Ganesh Sitaraman,an associate professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, offers an original, provocative contribution to the debate over rising economic inequality. He argues that a strong and sizable middle class is in fact embedded in the very framework of our government and its founding document. Co-sponsored by The Georgia Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Greg Iles- "Mississippi Blood"
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:00pm
Reading/Book Signing. Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel. Free and Open to the Public. This is Greg Iles' epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO: POLIO
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10am - 2pm
Film Screening. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. A full day of activities about the heroic efforts to wipe out polio worldwide, including a performance about the most famous person with polio, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; an author talk on FDR in Georgia; meet Pam Henry the last March of Dimes polio poster child and see a short film on her life...and there will be information and activities for the whole family.