Admission: $8 adults; seniors $6
Bestselling gift shop biography: "Hour Before Daylight" by Jimmy Carter
Hot-selling souvenir items: peanut plant seeds, Waging Peace coffee mug, and books by President Carter
Lesser-known facts: The library site near downtown Atlanta is where an interstate highway was once planned, a projector halted by Mr. Carter when he was Georgia's governor. As all presidential libraries do, the collection chronicles the trials and tribulation of the Oval Office's occupant along with the triumphs. Thus, the Carter Library devotes attention to the 444-day Iranian hostage crisis that was the low point of Carter's presidency. Among the library materials collected hon this subject are instructions for a rescue mission and a journal kept by one of the American hostages.
The project was stopped by Governor Carate