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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.

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EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN!!!: "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease"
January 11, 2017 - December 16, 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.

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Paul Hawken - "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and activists (including Michael Pollan and Elizabeth Kolbert) have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. Editor Paul Hawken discusses the proposals.




Dr. Willie Parker - "Life's Work"
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

In Life's Work, an outspoken, reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do.




Richard Prum - "The Evolution of Beauty"
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

"The Evolution of Beauty" presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.




Richard Hutto - The Kaiser's Confidante: Mary Lee, the First American-Born Princess"
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

This biography chronicles the remarkable life of an American woman whose wealth and influence enabled her to rise to power in the Prussian royal court.




Thomas Oliphant & Curtis Wilkie - "The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five Year Campaign"
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

"The Road to Camelot" is a behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy's wily campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956.




Cynthia Fitzpatrick (producer/director) - "Inside Peace"
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

Filmmakers follow four criminal offenders as they make their way from a Texas prison to a world that has labeled them as permanent problems to society.




Mark Pendergast - "City on the Verge"
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Atlanta is on the verge of tremendous rebirth -- or inexorable decline....a kind of Petri dish for cities struggling to reinvent themselves. "City on the Verge" is an inspiring narrative of ordinary Americans taking charge of their local communities. It provides a model for how cities across the country can reinvent themselves in the twenty-first century.




Paige Bowers - The General's Niece: The little known de Gaulle who fought to free occupied France"
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Based on interviews with family members, former associates, prominent historians, and never-before-seen papers written by Genevieve de Gaulle, The General's Niece is the first English-language biography of Charles de Gaulle's niece, confidante, and daughter figure, Genevieve, to whom the legendary French general and president dedicated his war memoirs.



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
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