The National Archives would like to welcome you to one of its latest social media ventures. Presidential Libraries are now on Pinterest!
“Pinterest is a content sharing service that allows members to ‘pin’ images, videos, and other objects to their pinboards…” -Social Media and Digital Engagement at the National Archives
According to an announcement that went out on the National Archives Facebook page yesterday, “OurPresidents” on Pinterest is a space that allows you to follow the individual boards for “…iconic and unusual images of our last thirteen Presidents and First Ladies.” (Announcements also went out on OurPresidents Twitter and Tumblr–there are just so many ways to keep up with Presidential Libraries!)
Here is a sampling of a few of the Carter-related images you’ll find on the boards:
Rosalynn Carter and Betty Ford at the Carter Inauguration, 01/20/1977
Amy Carter and Jimmy Carter participate in a speed reading course at the White House, 02/22/1977
Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter and Amy Carter with Marcel Marceau, 06/16/1977
Jimmy Carter in the White House Library during a Televised Fireside Chat on Energy, 02/02/1977
We invite you to check out the various Carter-related boards! “Pin” content to your own boards for those of you on Pinterest, as well! Enjoy!
I can’t think of a better way to start off this month’s first blog post than to say that May is National Museum Month!
What better time is there than now to recognize the roles that museums play in our communities, especially with all of the recent excitement surrounding Presidential Libraries & Museums (i.e. the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.) My National Archives colleagues behind the blog, Prologue, have also created a wonderful overview of Presidential Library and Museum dedications–check it out in honor of National Museum Month!
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum hopes that you’ll be able to make visiting us part of your plans this month. Again this year, the Carter Presidential Museum will participate in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for active-duty military and their immediate family members from May 27 (Memorial Day) to September 2 (Labor Day) of 2013.
In addition to Presidential Museums, I personally could spend hours (and I have) at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Which museums are your favorite ones to visit?
Rotunda showcasing the “Day in the Life of The President” video at the Carter Museum
After a bit of a blogging hiatus, I’m happy to be back with some announcements regarding events still on the horizon for April. If you’re in or near the Atlanta area in April, please be sure to check out the remainder of this month’s events at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum.
“Destination Station” with Martha Hess
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00am
Take an exciting look at the International Space Station with a NASA Professional, Martha Hess. She’s an expert on NASA and NASA strategic opportunities. Fun for the whole family. (Note: The astronaut originally scheduled will not be able to attend.) Want to learn more about NASA’s “Destination: Station?” Check out NASA’s website on “Destination: Station.”
Until I Say Goodbye: My Year Of Living With Joy
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:00pm
In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:00pm
A History of Prejudice: Race, Caste, and Difference in India and the United States
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:00pm
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. The above events take place in the Museum Theater. For up-to-date details about events, please visit us online. Directions are available online.
Jimmy Carter with grandson Jason Carter at the White House Easter Egg Roll, 04/11/1977
The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum hopes that all those celebrating Easter this Sunday, March 31st, have a wonderful holiday! The Carter Museum will be open on the 31st from noon to 4:45pm. We encourage you to plan your visit online.
As you can see in the above image, President Carter enjoyed the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll with his grandson, Jason Carter, back in April of 1977. Have you ever wondered about how the tradition of the Easter Egg Roll at the White House came to be? If so, check out this article from Prologue, a publication of the National Archives. You might be surprised at how this tradition has evolved! You can find out more about the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll online. In the meantime, have an eggs-cellent weekend!
President Carter bust carved by Ulysses Davis
Our latest rotating exhibit, “Patriot Expressions: Ulysses Davis’ Presidents from The Beach Institute and Works from the Carter Library” is still on display at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum and will be through Sunday, April 21, 2013. Viewing the exhibit is free with paid admission to the Museum
Ulysses Davis was a barber in West Savannah, Georgia. He cut hair for nearly fifty years and when business was slow at his barbershop, Davis whittled and carved wooden sculptures, including all of the U.S. Presidents through George H.W. Bush. The Carter Presidential Museum is proud to host this wonderful collection of busts of the Presidents, along with works in the Museum’s own collection.
We invite those of you in or near the Atlanta area to pay us a visit, especially while this delightful exhibit is still here! Directions to the Museum are available online.