Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum

When heading to Atlanta, the only thing on our list was to visit this exceptional place which documents an incredibly interesting man.

We always begin a place by watching the introduction video, when offered. After being informed, we pretty much strolled through President Carter's storied life from his farming beginnings to his accomplished Navy career to the death of his father that brought him back to the farm. The collection of personal items, documenting this life's journey, were wonderfully thorough.
The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1976 - 1981). A permanent exhibit of significant events occurring during Jimmy Carter's life and political career includes photographs with interpretative text.
An exact replica of the Oval Office and gifts received by the Carters are also featured.
Coca-Cola is big here so it makes sense that it would be in the museum, in some manner. Coke was one of the first American companies to begin settling in China. Others like Disney soon followed. These bottles were created for the Beijing Olympics. During Jimmy Carter’s presidency, the most dramatic moment in Sino-American relations occurred in 1978, when, following months of secret negotiations, the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced that they would recognize one another and establish official diplomatic relations.
I have to admit, I've never been political and I was in high school when the Carters were in the White House. I learned a great deal about their accomplishments through their term. Even more so, what they accomplished after leaving the White House is exponentially more impressive and admirable.

Since we were in our over-sized vehicle, I called and asked about parking. Jennifer, at the Library, was so helpful and caring that we visited her (to deliver a thank you note). She gave us an overview of the Library and a great recommendation for a lunch spot. So very cool.

"You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can."
-Jimmy Carter

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1 comments:

Karen Booth said...

As I read this today, the Evening News reported that Mr. Carter celebrated his 92nd birthday. And has been married to Rosalynn for 70 years. What a life.

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