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
EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN!!!! Our Sister's Keeper: Photography by Marie Plakos/September 13, 2016 - December 13, 2016 - 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.
RECENTLY DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS - 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.
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 ]
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!!!!- "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.
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.
Hank Willis Thomas - "For Freedoms"
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm
Lecture. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. For Freedoms is an artist-run super PAC founded by visual artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman. They will install the outdoor sculptural installation Yard Sign Activation in Freedom Park from October 17 to November 11. Willis will discuss For Freedoms, a project which encourages new forms of critical discourse surrounding the upcoming 2016 presidential election.
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.