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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.


EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN!!!!- "Our Sister's Keeper: Photography by Marie Plakos"
September 13, 2016 - December 13, 2016

Free with Paid Admission to Museum.

"Our Sister's Keeper" includes 36 stunning images of women and children from India, Mexico, Ghana and Peru. The photographs show the strength and beauty of women around the world, in support of The Carter Center's Forum on Women.

Robert Strauss - "Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents"
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm

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

Worst. President. Ever. Flips the great presidential biography on its head, offering an enlightening - and highly entertaining! - account of poor James Buchanan's presidency to prove once and for all that, well, few leaders could have done worse.

Andrew Young & Andrea Young - "Andrew Young and the making of Modern Atlanta"
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00pm

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

ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta's growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term "City too Busy to Hate" in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world's busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996?

"Former Atlanta First Lady Valerie Jackson will be interviewing the authors for this special program, which will be recorded for later airing on WABE Radio."

"#Election 2016 What Happened?"
Thursday, November 18, 2016 at 7:00pm

Post-Election Panel.
Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and the James Weldon Johnson Institute present "Election 2016 What Happened?" A post-election panel of political scientists who focus on minority public opinion will discuss the presidential election results and the attitudes that predicted it.

Derek Chollet - "The Long Game: How Obama defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World"
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm

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

White House insider Derek Chollet argues that President Obama has done more to alter American foreign policy than any Democratic President since Kennedy.

Free Concert - "Maynard Jackson High School Concert Choir"
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:30am

Holiday Concert.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby.
Free and Open to the Public.

Join us for our special holiday lunchtime concert. No reservations are needed.

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.

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
Fax: (404) 865-7102
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