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
COMING SOON!!! Medal of Honor Foundation Georgia Teacher Training, February 23, 2017 - This full day training will provide educators with all the tools they need to bring the Medal of Honor Character Development Program into their classrooms. [Registration Form]
[ MHF Georgia Teacher Training ]
SPECIAL FEBRUARY STUDENT PROGRAMS FOR BLACK HISTORY AND PRESIDENTS MONTH!!! - Marshalling Justice: The Story of Thurgood Marshall; Mary McLeod Bethune: Building On A Dream; A Journey With Rosalynn Carter...It's not too late to bring your kids to the Library for some interactive fun.
[ February Student Programs ]
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.
Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. - "RACE: THE AMERICAN CAULDRON"
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:00pm-4:45pm
Panel Discussion. Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. Former Attorney General Eric Holder leads a free panel discussion on Race. The panel includes authors Michael Eric Dyson and Elizabeth Hinton, Black Lives Matters' DeRay McKesson and Pulitzer Prize winner Douglas Blackmon. Doors open at 2pm. ACappella Books will have copies of books by Dyson, Hinton and Blackmon available for purchase and signing. Seating is limited and is on a first come-first seated basis.
Patricia Bell-Scott - "THE FIREBRAND AND THE FIRST LADY "
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00
Reading/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. The Firebrand and the First Lady that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, forged an enduring friendship that changed each of their lives and helped to alter the course of race and racism in America.
Roger Ekirch - "American Sanctuary"
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free & Open to the Public. "Roger Ekrich, professor of history at Virginia Tech, delves into the far-reaching ramifications of a violent 18th-century mutiny on the HMS Hermione, a British frigate. He persuasively argues that the fallout of the mutiny...was pivotal in the bitterly fought battle for the American presidency between incumbent John Adams and challenger Thomas Jefferson." --Publishers Weekly.
Marjorie Spruill - "Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics"
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Reading/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. "In this parable of how sensible and practical paths toward broader equality get overwhelmed by threat, fear, and bigotry, historian Spruill suggests that the current political landscape of paralyzing divisiveness, hateful rhetoric, and persistent obstructionism took form in 1977, when the two women's movements of the 1970's each side purporting to represent the majority or speak for "real" American women, came to a head at the National Women's Conference in Houston." - Publishers Weekly.