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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.




Patricia Bell-Scott - "THE FIREBRAND AND THE FIRST LADY "
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00

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

The Firebrand and the First Lady that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, forged an enduring friendship that changed each of their lives and helped to alter the course of race and racism in America.




Roger Ekirch - "American Sanctuary"
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

"Roger Ekrich, professor of history at Virginia Tech, delves into the far-reaching ramifications of a violent 18th-century mutiny on the HMS Hermione, a British frigate. He persuasively argues that the fallout of the mutiny...was pivotal in the bitterly fought battle for the American presidency between incumbent John Adams and challenger Thomas Jefferson." --Publishers Weekly.




Marjorie Spruill - "Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics"
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

"In this parable of how sensible and practical paths toward broader equality get overwhelmed by threat, fear, and bigotry, historian Spruill suggests that the current political landscape of paralyzing divisiveness, hateful rhetoric, and persistent obstructionism took form in 1977, when the two women's movements of the 1970's each side purporting to represent the majority or speak for "real" American women, came to a head at the National Women's Conference in Houston." - Publishers Weekly.




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.




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.




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

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF SCHEDULING CONFLICT




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 - "Drawdwon: 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.



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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