July 21, 2004
Contact: Tony Clark, 404-865-7109
Virtual Tour of Jimmy Carter Museum Now Online
Explore the Carter Presidential Museum
Atlanta, GA. Ė A virtual tour of the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is now just a mouse click away on the Libraryís website (www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov).
You can explore the Carter Oval Office and learn fascinating details about the furniture, paintings, presidential desk and other items in this historic room.
In addition, Jimmy Carterís personal and political life is traced in photographs and biographical narratives. It includes Carterís early life, growing up in Archery, Georgia; his military service in the Navy; his public career in Georgia; and the race for the White House.
"Weíre excited to offer our website visitors a chance to see some of the many exhibits we have at the Carter Library and Museum," Deputy Director Robert Bohanan said. "We are continuing to update the tour with additional photographs, documents and other materials so visitors to our site should check back frequently."
The Camp David Accords, a milestone event during the Carter White House years, is presented in a collection of documents, photographs, and a narrative of the meetings that resulted in "A Framework for Peace in the Middle East."
At the center of the Jimmy Carter story is his partnership with his wife Rosalynn. Photographs, letters and other documents depict her role as wife, mother, First Lady, social advocate and trusted advisor.
The virtual tour enables website visitors to see Gifts of State given to President Carter, Special Recognitions, including the Nobel Peace Prize, and temporary exhibits. After taking the tour, visitors to the site can browse through the Museum store and make purchases online.
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is one of ten presidential libraries maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration and is the only one in the Southeast. It houses President Carterís papers and permanent displays on his life and administration.
The Carter Library website is a collaborative effort of Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, Georgia State University, and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.