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Former President Jimmy Carter's library, center and museum is well worth a visit. The museum has displays and information about his life, family and presidency as well as special exhibits. It is a lovely center on 36 acres just east of downtown Atlanta. Whether you are a fan of Mr. Carter or not, there is a lot of good historical information and it may give you a new appreciation for him. The grounds are also lovely with ponds, a new rose garden and nice landscaping.
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Youth Leading the Blind at The Carter Center
I have already written two tips about The Carter Center, but felt this statue from the gardens a the Center deserved its own individual tip. It is an emotionally moving piece of art within the gardens. The statue depicts a young boy leading an older blind person by carrying a stick between them. There are some notes written about the statue on a plaque which tells about the Carters visiting Africa and seeing similar scenes over and over with children leading blind or handicapped adults along dusty roads. It represents the mission of The Carter Center.
The Gardens at the Carter Center
When visiting the Carter Center leave time to explore the gardens surrounding the center. The center is set in the midst of a 35-acre park. From the gardens you can the skyline of Atlanta in the distance. The gardens are open daily to the public.
The Carter Center
President Jimmy Carter is someone that I hold in deep admiration. Since leaving the office of the President he has chosen to dedicate his life to not only being a diplomat but also a proponent of human rights. In cooperation with Emery University he has established the Carter Center. The center is founded on a committment to human rights and to work to alleviate human suffering, resolve conflicts and to work towards enhancing freedom and democracy, and to improve world wide health. The Carter Center also houses the Jimmy Carter Presidential Libarary. The Center is open to the public. I visited the center when I traveled to Atlanta for my daughters graduation ceremony from Emory University. There is a wonderful museum at the center that traces the life of Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter. The gardens at the center are truely a beautiful oasis in the midst of the city of Atlanta. I highly recommend a visit to the Carter Center when visiting Atlanta.
Former President Jimmy Carter, one of Georgia's most celebrate native sons, chose Atlanta as the home of his foundation, the Carter Center. You can visit this impressive facility and see a collection of artifacts that Carter himself has accumulated through his extensive worldwide travels. You'll also learn about the benevolent work of this great non-profit organization.
Carter Center Library and more
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museuam is located on the Carter Center grounds---also there are gardens open to the public. Located about a mile and a half east of Atlanta, they are one of the largest Pro-Peace organizations in the world.
Lots of cool exhibits and lectures in the Library/Museum as in any Presidential Library....
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