July 13, 2010, 11:48 am
By The Carter Center
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The next time you are waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, visit a president, and get to know “Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son.” This large exhibit flanks both sides of the corridor between Security and Concourse T and is packed with rare photos, art, and artifacts giving viewers a snapshot of President Carter’s life as a peanut farmer, a romantic, a politician, a president, a humanitarian, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
“The exhibit is special because it’s Jimmy Carter, the only president from Georgia.” said David Vogt, airport art program manager. “From the art program perspective it was important for us to highlight and showcase the new Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, as well as to tout one of the most famous Georgians to the international audience we see daily here at the airport.”
Vogt’s favorite memorabilia is an inscribed portrait from a young Jimmy Carter to a young Rosalynn Smith. Visitors have until July 2011 to view the exhibit and discover their own favorites.