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Jimmy Carter`s 99th birthday celebration moved to Saturday to avoid federal shutdown threat
Sep 27

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) __ The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum is moving up festivities for the former president's 99th birthday because of the threat of a partial federal government shutdown.

Events originally scheduled for Sunday, Carter's birthday, will now be held Saturday on the Atlanta campus of the library and the adjacent Carter Center. An end-of-Saturday deadline looms for Congress to reach a new budget agreement to keep all government offices __ including presidential libraries and museums __ open.

The commemoration is scheduled from from noon to 4 p.m. Satureday. It will include a 99-cent entry fee for the Carter museum, which features a replica of the Oval Office as it appeared during Carter's 1977-81 White House term. Anyone 16 or younger will receive free admission. There will be birthday cake, games, crafts and food trucks on the grounds.

The museum's theater will show "All the President's Men" at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The movie chronicles President Richard Nixon's downfall from the Watergate scandal. That turn in U.S. political history, along with the fallout of the Vietnam War, set the stage for Carter, then a one-term Georgia governor, to mount a winning campaign for president as a Washington outsider who promised never to lie to his fellow Americans.

By The Associated Press, Copyright 2023

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