Plains High School was constructed in 1921 and served as a school until 1979 when it closed. Julia Coleman was an inspirational teacher, principal and later superintendent of Plains High School. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter attended and graduated from Plains High School. Jimmy Carter graduated in 1941 and Rosalynn Carter graduated in 1944.
Plains High School serves as the park museum and visitor center. Visitors find a restored and furnished classroom, principal's office and auditorium. Other rooms feature exhibits that explain the Carters' lives in Plains, including political and business careers, education, family, and post presidency. There is a 25 minute video that focuses on the life and accomplishments of Jimmy Carter told by those who know him best - his friends, neighbors and family.
Last updated: July 16, 2020