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“Our Conservation Presidents” talk by Dr. Laurence Cook on Presidents’ Day Weekend
PLAINS, Georgia: Dr. Laurence Cook will speak on “Our Conservation Presidents” on Sunday, February 18th, 1:30 p.m. at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Cook is a lifelong collector of presidential memorabilia and a presidential historian specializing in little known facts and the personal side of the presidency. He has lectured on presidential topics at frequently, including annual presentations at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. “We welcome Dr. Cook back to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site,” said Barbara Judy, park superintendent. “His presentations are noteworthy for their warmth, enthusiasm and insight into the characters of our former presidents.”
Dr. Cook and his wife Diane founded the Plains Helping Plains initiative, dedicated to projects that benefit Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Both Cooks became honorary citizens of Plains in 2011.
The program will take place in the auditorium of Plains High School located at 300 North Bond Street, Plains, Georgia, 31780. Seating will begin at 1:00 p.m., on a first come first served basis. During his talk, Dr. Cook will also display museum quality memorabilia from his personal collection. After the lecture he will be available to sign copies of his book Presidential Coincidences, Amazing Facts and Collectibles, which is available for purchase in the Eastern National store at Plains High School.