Here’s how you can celebrate Presidents Day with Jimmy Carter

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Here’s how you can celebrate Presidents Day with Jimmy Carter

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President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have leased part of their land in Plains, Georgia to SolAmerica, an Atlanta-based company that will power more than 50 percent of Plains using solar energy.

Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter will be celebrating Presidents Day on Monday at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains by hosting an event open to the public. Beginning at 11 a.m. the Carters will share with their personal experiences pertaining to the Camp David Accords. 

The program will take place in the auditorium of Plains High School located at 300 North Bond Street, Plains, Georgia. Seating will begin at 10:00 a.m., on a first come first served basis; no reservations will be accepted. Afterwards, there will be special book signings by President Carter and the First Lady. Due to time constraints each visitor will be able to have a maximum of two books signed, and all books must be authored by President Carter and/or First Lady Carter. 

Former President Jimmy Carter, right, and his wife Rosalynn arrive for a ribbon cutting ceremony for a solar panel project on farmland he owns in their hometown of Plains, Ga., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Carter leased the land to Atlanta-based SolAmerica Energy, which owns, operates, and sells power generated from solar cells. The company estimates the project will provide more than half of the power needed in this town of 755 people. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Many visitors are drawn to downtown Plains, Ga., to see where former President Jimmy Carter grew up. Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States. For directions to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Ga., please visit the National Park Service's website: http://www.nps.gov/jica/planyourvisit/directions.htm. -- Information and text from NPS.gov William Schemmel / Special

Visitors are also encouraged to visit Plains on Sunday, February 19th. Dr. Larry Cook will be presenting his lecture, “Little Known Facts and Personal Stories of our Avid Fishermen Presidents” which will take place in the Plains High School auditorium at 1:30 p.m. After the lecture Dr. Cook will be available to sign his book “Presidential Coincidences, Amazing Facts and Collectibles,”

President and founder of The Carter Foundation Jimmy Carter discusses the work taken to eradicate the Guinea worm. (David Barnes/AJC)
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