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 ]
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.
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.
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.
Jill Jonnes - "Urban Forests"
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. "In Urban Forests, Jill Jonnes extols the many contributions that trees make to city life and celebrates the men and women who stood up for America's city trees over the past two centuries"...Gerard Helferich, The Wall Street Journal. This event is sponsored by Trees Atlanta.
Michael Erik Dyson - "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America"
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel. Free and Open to the Public. Tears We Cannot Stop is a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
Jodi Kanter - "Presidential Libraries as Performance"
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free & Open to the Public. Professor Jodi Kanter demonstrates how presidential libraries create narratives about individual presidents, historical events, and what it means to be an American.