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  • May, 2019-December, 2019


  • EXHIBIT- “Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry”

    Exhibit May 3, 2019-December 31, 2019
    georgiaonmyscreen

    NEW EXHIBIT

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Age 16 and under FREE

    17 and over - Museum ticket purchase required

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum presents an exciting new exhibition, Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry. Beginning with then-Governor Jimmy Carter’s creation of the first state film office, the exhibition traces the development and impact of a multibillion-dollar industry in the state. The exhibition will be on display through the end of the year.

    Created with the generous support of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, major production studios, local film offices and museums, the exhibition includes artifacts from over 60 productions, filmed over the last 46 years in Georgia, including critically-acclaimed films, blockbuster movies, and major television series.

  • Military Admission at Museum

    Special Events May 18, 2019-September 2, 2019
    bluestar

    BLUE STAR MUSEUM/MILITARY PERSONNEL

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free Military Personnel and Family Admission (NOW THROUGH LABOR DAY)

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

  • September, 2019


  • Darren Dochuk - “Anointed With Oil”

    Author Programs September 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    dochuk

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Prize-winning historian offers a major new history of the United States, placing faith and oil at the center of America’s rise to global power.

  • Bill Lichtenstein - “WBCN and the American Revolution”

    Film Screenings September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    wbcn

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    “WBCN and The American Revolution” is a landmark, feature-length documentary film that tells the previously untold story of the early days of the legendary, radical underground radio station, WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally from the late-1960s through the early-1970s.

  • Delia Owens - “Where the Crawdads Sing”

    Author Programs September 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    owens

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    NO TICKETS REQUIRED/SEATING LIMITED

    Delia Owens’ lyrical and gripping #1 New York Times-bestselling debut novel, “WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING”, is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising account of a murder investigation. It explores the stubborn wildness that resides in all of us and also examines the deeply human instincts that bind us to other people.

  • October, 2019


  • “Smokey and the Bandit

    Film Screenings October 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    Smokey

    Film Screening

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    As part of our “Georgia On My Screen” film series, we present “Smokey and the Bandit”, one of the most popular films shot in Georgia. The 1977 American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It follows Bo “Bandit” Darville (Reynolds) and Cledus “Snowman” Snow (Reed), two bootleggers, as they attempt to drive from Atlanta to Texarkana, pick up 400 cases of Coors beer, and illegally transport it back to Atlanta in 28 hours or less. While Snow drives the truck carrying the beer, the Bandit drives a Pontiac Trans Am to distract law enforcement and keep the attention off Snow. During their run, they are relentlessly pursued by Buford T. Justice (Gleason), a blusterous Texas county sheriff.

  • Susan Neiman - “Learning from the Germans”

    Author Programs October 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    neiman

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the wake of white nationalist attacks, the ongoing debate over reparations, and the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the contested memories they evoke, Susan Neiman’s “Learning from the Germans” delivers an urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to terms with its historical wrongdoings.

  • Jonathan Reckford - “Our Better Angels”

    Author Programs October 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    reckford

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In this uplifting book, Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford shares true stories of people involved with Habitat as volunteers and future homeowners who embody seven timeless virtues—kindness, community, empowerment, joy, respect, generosity, and service—and shows how we can all practice these to improve the quality of our own lives as well as those around us.

  • Aaron Glantz - “Homewreckers”

    Author Programs October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    glantz

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the spirit of “Evicted, Bait and Switch”, and “The Big Short”, Aaron Glantz presents a shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised working and middle class. Glantz will be in conversation with WABE’s Rose Scott.

  • Bret Baier - “Three Days at the Brink”

    Author Programs October 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    baier

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Ticketing Details Coming Soon

    From the #1 bestselling author of “Three Days in Moscow” and Fox News anchor Bret Baier presents a gripping history of the secret meeting that set the stage for victory in World War II—the now-forgotten 1943 Tehran Conference, where Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin plotted the war’s endgame, including the D-Day invasion.

  • Casandra King Conroy - “Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy”

    Author Programs October 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    casandra_king

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Bestselling author Cassandra King Conroy considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figure of modern Southern literature. In conversation with Teressa Weaver.

  • November, 2019


  • Brendan McNulty and Timothy McNulty – “The Meanest Man in Congress”

    Author Programs November 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    mcnulty

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Jack Brooks represented Texas’s Ninth District for forty-two years in the U.S. Congress. “The Meanest Man in Congress” chronicles in fascinating detail not only this remarkable lawmaker’s career―spanning the tenures of ten U.S. presidents―but also the epic sweep of American history in the latter half of the twentieth century, from the Kennedy assassination to the Iran-Contra affair.

  • Samantha Power- “The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir”

    Author Programs November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    spower

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    Details of the event Coming Soon

    Pulitzer-Prize winner Samantha Power is widely known as the moral voice of her generation. A relentless advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy.” “The Education of an Idealist” traces Power’s distinctly American journey, from Irish immigrant to human rights activist to United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

  • Mo Rocca – “Mobituaries”

    Author Programs November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    rocca

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Ticketing Details Coming Soon

    Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. With “Mobituaries”, the journalist, humorist, and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer…to sitcom characters gone all too soon…to a shamefully forgotten Founding Father.

  • Tom Chaffin – “Revolutionary Brothers”

    Author Programs November 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    chaffin

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In a narrative both panoramic and intimate, Tom Chaffin captures the four-decade friendship of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette. Steeped in primary sources, “Revolutionary Brothers” casts fresh light on this remarkable, often complicated, friendship of two extraordinary men.

  • December, 2019


  • Patricia Wallace Kennedy - “The Broken Road”

    Author Programs December 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    kennedypw

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    From the daughter of one of America’s most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace’s legacy of hate—and illuminates her journey towards redemption. In this powerful new memoir, Peggy Wallace looks back on the politics of her youth and attempts to reconcile her adored father with the man who coined the phrase “Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever”. In conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning author Hank Klibanoff.

  • Michael Eric Dyson - “Jay-Z”

    Author Programs December 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    dyson

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Jay-Z is one of the most remarkable figures of our time. I identify with him as a person who started poor but who rose high to conquer our realms on our own terms. This brilliant work probes every dimension of this iconic American original.” —Tyler Perry

  • January, 2020-December, 2020


  • National History Day 2020: “Breaking Down Barriers”

    Education - Teacher Resources January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020
    nhdlogo

    We support the year-long National History Day competition as an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events at our locations around the country and online!

    The National Archives is the nation’s record keeper. We hold billions of primary sources. Many can be incorporated into NHD research and projects. Visit the National Archives web page for National History Day to get started! Contact us if you need help.

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  • May, 2019-December, 2019


  • EXHIBIT- “Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry”

    Exhibit May 3, 2019-December 31, 2019
    georgiaonmyscreen

    NEW EXHIBIT

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Age 16 and under FREE

    17 and over - Museum ticket purchase required

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum presents an exciting new exhibition, Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry. Beginning with then-Governor Jimmy Carter’s creation of the first state film office, the exhibition traces the development and impact of a multibillion-dollar industry in the state. The exhibition will be on display through the end of the year.

    Created with the generous support of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, major production studios, local film offices and museums, the exhibition includes artifacts from over 60 productions, filmed over the last 46 years in Georgia, including critically-acclaimed films, blockbuster movies, and major television series.

  • Military Admission at Museum

    Special Events May 18, 2019-September 2, 2019
    bluestar

    BLUE STAR MUSEUM/MILITARY PERSONNEL

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free Military Personnel and Family Admission (NOW THROUGH LABOR DAY)

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

  • September, 2019


  • Darren Dochuk - “Anointed With Oil”

    Author Programs September 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    dochuk

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Prize-winning historian offers a major new history of the United States, placing faith and oil at the center of America’s rise to global power.

  • Bill Lichtenstein - “WBCN and the American Revolution”

    Film Screenings September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    wbcn

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    “WBCN and The American Revolution” is a landmark, feature-length documentary film that tells the previously untold story of the early days of the legendary, radical underground radio station, WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally from the late-1960s through the early-1970s.

  • Delia Owens - “Where the Crawdads Sing”

    Author Programs September 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    owens

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    NO TICKETS REQUIRED/SEATING LIMITED

    Delia Owens’ lyrical and gripping #1 New York Times-bestselling debut novel, “WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING”, is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising account of a murder investigation. It explores the stubborn wildness that resides in all of us and also examines the deeply human instincts that bind us to other people.

  • October, 2019


  • “Smokey and the Bandit

    Film Screenings October 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    Smokey

    Film Screening

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    As part of our “Georgia On My Screen” film series, we present “Smokey and the Bandit”, one of the most popular films shot in Georgia. The 1977 American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It follows Bo “Bandit” Darville (Reynolds) and Cledus “Snowman” Snow (Reed), two bootleggers, as they attempt to drive from Atlanta to Texarkana, pick up 400 cases of Coors beer, and illegally transport it back to Atlanta in 28 hours or less. While Snow drives the truck carrying the beer, the Bandit drives a Pontiac Trans Am to distract law enforcement and keep the attention off Snow. During their run, they are relentlessly pursued by Buford T. Justice (Gleason), a blusterous Texas county sheriff.

  • Susan Neiman - “Learning from the Germans”

    Author Programs October 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    neiman

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the wake of white nationalist attacks, the ongoing debate over reparations, and the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the contested memories they evoke, Susan Neiman’s “Learning from the Germans” delivers an urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to terms with its historical wrongdoings.

  • Jonathan Reckford - “Our Better Angels”

    Author Programs October 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    reckford

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In this uplifting book, Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford shares true stories of people involved with Habitat as volunteers and future homeowners who embody seven timeless virtues—kindness, community, empowerment, joy, respect, generosity, and service—and shows how we can all practice these to improve the quality of our own lives as well as those around us.

  • Aaron Glantz - “Homewreckers”

    Author Programs October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    glantz

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the spirit of “Evicted, Bait and Switch”, and “The Big Short”, Aaron Glantz presents a shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised working and middle class. Glantz will be in conversation with WABE’s Rose Scott.

  • Bret Baier - “Three Days at the Brink”

    Author Programs October 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    baier

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Ticketing Details Coming Soon

    From the #1 bestselling author of “Three Days in Moscow” and Fox News anchor Bret Baier presents a gripping history of the secret meeting that set the stage for victory in World War II—the now-forgotten 1943 Tehran Conference, where Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin plotted the war’s endgame, including the D-Day invasion.

  • Casandra King Conroy - “Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy”

    Author Programs October 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    casandra_king

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Bestselling author Cassandra King Conroy considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figure of modern Southern literature. In conversation with Teressa Weaver.

  • November, 2019


  • Brendan McNulty and Timothy McNulty – “The Meanest Man in Congress”

    Author Programs November 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    mcnulty

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Jack Brooks represented Texas’s Ninth District for forty-two years in the U.S. Congress. “The Meanest Man in Congress” chronicles in fascinating detail not only this remarkable lawmaker’s career―spanning the tenures of ten U.S. presidents―but also the epic sweep of American history in the latter half of the twentieth century, from the Kennedy assassination to the Iran-Contra affair.

  • Samantha Power- “The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir”

    Author Programs November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    spower

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    Details of the event Coming Soon

    Pulitzer-Prize winner Samantha Power is widely known as the moral voice of her generation. A relentless advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy.” “The Education of an Idealist” traces Power’s distinctly American journey, from Irish immigrant to human rights activist to United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

  • Mo Rocca – “Mobituaries”

    Author Programs November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    rocca

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Ticketing Details Coming Soon

    Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. With “Mobituaries”, the journalist, humorist, and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer…to sitcom characters gone all too soon…to a shamefully forgotten Founding Father.

  • Tom Chaffin – “Revolutionary Brothers”

    Author Programs November 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    chaffin

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In a narrative both panoramic and intimate, Tom Chaffin captures the four-decade friendship of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette. Steeped in primary sources, “Revolutionary Brothers” casts fresh light on this remarkable, often complicated, friendship of two extraordinary men.

  • December, 2019


  • Patricia Wallace Kennedy - “The Broken Road”

    Author Programs December 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    kennedypw

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    From the daughter of one of America’s most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace’s legacy of hate—and illuminates her journey towards redemption. In this powerful new memoir, Peggy Wallace looks back on the politics of her youth and attempts to reconcile her adored father with the man who coined the phrase “Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever”. In conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning author Hank Klibanoff.

  • Michael Eric Dyson - “Jay-Z”

    Author Programs December 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    dyson

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Jay-Z is one of the most remarkable figures of our time. I identify with him as a person who started poor but who rose high to conquer our realms on our own terms. This brilliant work probes every dimension of this iconic American original.” —Tyler Perry

  • January, 2020-December, 2020


  • National History Day 2020: “Breaking Down Barriers”

    Education - Teacher Resources January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020
    nhdlogo

    We support the year-long National History Day competition as an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events at our locations around the country and online!

    The National Archives is the nation’s record keeper. We hold billions of primary sources. Many can be incorporated into NHD research and projects. Visit the National Archives web page for National History Day to get started! Contact us if you need help.

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