Thursday, August 4, 2011

ATLANTApix: Carter's Oval Office

Carter Administration Oval Office
Carter Administration Oval Office
Ever been to the White House? Most Americans only get to see it on television or in a Hollywood blockbuster, but Atlantans and Atlanta tourists have the very unique opportunity to experience what it's like to actually walk into the Oval Office.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum created an exact replica of the Oval Office as it was during the Carter Administration. 

OK, maybe you can't sit at the President's desk and make a photo with the President and First Lady like you can at Madame Tussauds in New York City, but it's as surreal an experience as you'll find in political Atlanta.

When I visited the Carter Presidential Library in the late 1980s, it was highly educational, but the new Museum is absolutely phenomenal. I've never seen anyone's life so splendidly displayed and conveyed in a manner that inspires one to go out into the world and make a difference.

And then there's the rare opportunity to actually meet President Carter, which I did (again) a few months ago at a book signing. 

The Library holds regular book signings, most with a presentation. Some of the upcoming presenting authors include, Madeline Albright; former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin; and Harry Belafonte.

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