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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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Monica Hesse - "American Fire"
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

"AMERICAN FIRE" is Washington Post reporter Hess's account of a five-month long arson spree that left a rural county in Virginia reeling, and the twisted love story behind it all. Back in 2012, Charles Smith pleaded guilty to 67 counts of arson in Accomack County, finally putting to rest a slew of fires that confounded local and federal law enforcement and arson specialists for months.




Jeff Beekman - "Battle of Atlanta"
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

B*ATL presents Jeff Beekman, Art Professor and Department Head at Florida State University. Mr. Beekman will be speaking as part of the annual Battle of Atlanta program.




Dan Zak - "Almighty"
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Washington Post reporter Dan Zak re-examines America's love-hate relationship to the bomb, from the race to achieve atomic power before the Nazis did to the solemn 70th anniversary of Hiroshima.




Celeste Headlee - "We Need To Talk"
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Whether you are struggling to communicate with your kid's teacher at school, an employee at work, or the people you love the most--Headlee offers smart strategies to help us all have conversations that matter.




Jimmy Webb (Singer/Songwriter) - "The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir"
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

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

Classics such as "Up, Up , and Away", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", "The Worst that Could Happen", "All I Know", and "MacArthur Park" were all recorded by some of the most important voices in pop before Webb's twenty-fifth birthday: he thought it was easy.




Garry Wills - "What the Qur'an Meant"
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:00

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

Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. Readers are invited to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur'an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur'an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war? Free and open to the public but reserved seats available through ACappella Books.




Jennifer Lin - "Shanghai Faithful"
Monday, October 9, 201 at 7:00pm

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

Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. Five generations of the Lin family--buffeted by history's crosscurrents and personal strife--bring to life an epoch that is still unfolding.




Richard Rothstein - "The Color of Law "
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Rothstein's new book, "THE COLOR OF LAW": A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America provides a national perspective on the history of state-sponsored residential segregation. Rothstein chronicles a story that begins in 1920 to show how the process of segregation began with explicit racial zoning.



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
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Atlanta, Georgia   30307-1498
Telephone: (404) 865-7100
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