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Review of The Plains School

Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Plains
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Owner description: Jimmy Carter's old high school is now a museum dedicated to the 39th President.
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Outside of the Carter Presidential Museum in Atlanta, this place tells the story of how a peanut farmer became governor and president. Carter took advantage of the perfect storm in American politics to run as an outsider in the wake of Watergate. He had accomplishments and failures like any other presidents. The Plains School does a great job of interpreting them, especially to persons too young to know JC.

I went to junior high in a building much like the Plains School. It is great to see structures like this being saved and repurposed.

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had just finished college when Jimmy Carter became president. I was more focused on other things and it was beneficial to look back at history and remember the events with the insight I now have from experience. The school gives a good overview of Mr. & Mrs. Carters' life and accomplishments.

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

I was greeted outside by a nice gentlemen who welcomed me to the school and said it was nice to see me. He was very welcoming. The school was fun to see and learn about the history of Plains and Mr. and Mrs. Carter. Some of his personal paintings are there too. I was very interested in his historical roots, his peanut farming days and what led him to politics.Even if you were not a fan of his Presidency, you have to admire the man himself. He has been and continues to be wonderful contributor to making this world a better place.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

The use of the former Plain's GA school house by the National Parks Service as a site to honor our 39th President served two purposes honoring our former President and preserving a piece of educational history for future generations. The museum was not just about the President but also about this building and how it served the community in the past. The twenty minute film on the life of Jimmy Carter was well done and worth the time. It was interesting to see how Jimmy Carter' life and his wife Rosalynn's life were depicted in the museum.

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

It is especially interesting to see and understand the life of our 34th president through this center. Though he typically isn't praised in history books, nor remembered as successful, in hindsight his accomplishments were commendable and this place does a good job of interpreting them. I was most taken by realizing how it would be impossible for someone like him to ever be president nowadays because of the changes in our political system.

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