Presidents Day with Jimmy Carter
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Contact: Kevin Alexander, 229-824-4104
The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will celebrate Presidents' Day with a visit from the former President and First Lady of the United States, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. The Presidents' Day Celebration will be held on February 14th and 15th, 2016 at the Plains High School at 2:00p.m. and 11:00am.
On February 14th, Robert Buccellato, author of Florida Governors Lasting Legacies, will present a lecture on Jimmy Carter and his hometown of Plains, Georgia at 2:00p.m. After the lecture, Mr. Buccellato will be on hand to answer questions and for a book signing.
On February 15th, President and Mrs. Carter will be on hand to discuss their lives in public service and their continued legacies. Following their talks, there will be a brief question and answer period, followed by a book signing in which both President and Mrs. Carter will be happy to autograph works they have authored. Visitors wishing to participate in the autograph session should limit their books to three (3) per guest. Due to time constraints, President and Mrs. Carter will not be able to personalize the books or autograph any other items. Guests will be able to purchase book from the Eastern National Bookstore located inside the PHS Museum.
The Plains Depot will also be open on Presidents' Day. The Plains Depot served as the 1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters and highlights President Carter's political campaign. Likewise, the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm will also be open on Presidents' Day. Visitors can experience a bit of nostalgia and learn about life in the 1930's by visiting President Carter's childhood home and farm.