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Carters to celebrate Presidents’ Day in Plains

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn will speak at a Presidents’ Day ceremony Feb. 17 in Plains. (Special photo)

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn will speak at a Presidents’ Day ceremony Feb. 17 in Plains. (Special photo)

PLAINS – Enjoying a visit from a former President and First Lady of the United States seems like a fitting way to spend Presidents’ Day.

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will host a Presidents’ Day Celebration Feb. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Plains High School Museum. President and Mrs. Carter will speak on their time in the White House, followed by a short question and answer session.

Immediately following his lecture, President Carter will be available to autograph books he has written with a limit of up to three books per person. Due to time constraints, he will not be able to personalize the books or autograph any other items such as photographs. Guests will be able to purchase books at the Eastern National bookstore located inside the Plains High School Museum.

The Plains Depot will also be open on Presidents’ Day. The Plains Depot served as the 1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters and highlights Carter’s political campaigns. The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm will also be open to the public, where visitors can tour the premises and learn about life in the 1930s.

For more information, visit www.jimmycarter.info or call the historic site at (229) 824-4104. There is no charge for this event or to visit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.