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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.

CURRENT SCHEDULE

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.




Sybil Haydel Morial - "Witness to Change"
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Morial's memoir reveals a woman whose intelligence overrides the cliches of racial division. In its pages, we catch rare glimpses of black professionals in an earlier New Orleans, when races, though socially isolated, lived side by side; when social connections helped to circumvent Jim Crow; when African-American culture forged New Orleans and American identity.




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.




Pam Henry & Don Sherry - "The Last Poster Child: The Life of Pam Henry"
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

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

"The Last Poster Child" explores the triumphant life of Pam Henry-polio survivor, pioneering broadcast journalist, and devoted advocate for those with disabilities.




Camille Paglia - "Free Women..Free Men"
Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00pm

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF SCHEDULING CONFLICT




Martin Doblmeier - "An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story"
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

From award-winning director Martin Doblmeier comes this powerful, insightful and inspiring documentary, rich in archival material and featuring new interviews with Pres. Jimmy Carter, civil rights leader Andrew Young, New York Times writer David Brooks, author Susannah Heschel, and a host of notable historians and theologians.




Chris Whipple - "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chief of Staff Define Every Presidency"
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

"The Gatekeepers" is the first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions--and inactions--have defined the course of our country. Joining author Chris Whipple will be President Jimmy Carter's Chief of Staff Jack Watson.




Sydney Nathans - "A Mind to Stay"
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Sydney Nathans tells the rare story of people who moved from being enslaved to becoming owners of the very land they had worked in bondage, and who have held on to it from emancipation through the Civil Rights era.




Norm Champ - "Going Public, My Adventures Inside the SEC"
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Norm Champ is the former Director of the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He offers a rare examination inside a major federal agency during a crisis, and his insights and accounts illuminate conditions in our economy today.




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 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.




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.




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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