Carter Center closes for repairs

Friday, April 24, 2009 4:11 PM
Last updated 6:43 PM
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ATLANTA — This is the last weekend for visitors wanting to see the Carter presidential library and museum before the facility undergoes a $10 million renovation.

Starting Monday, The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum will be closed. It will reopen on Oct. 1 to coincide with Carter's 85th birthday.

The facility was built in 1986 and it is the only presidential library in the Southeast and one of only 13 around the country.

Except for the Oval Office replica, the museum will be entirely new. The 24,000-square-foot facility will be more interactive and will feature more personal insights from Carter's presidency. It will also focus on his work through The Carter Center to fight poverty and disease and champion peace and democracy worldwide.

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