The Education Program was a partnership started by Annette Wise of Plains, Georgia.


 Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm store

This program began in 1996 with the opening of Plains High School Museum as the main visitors’ center for the National Historic Site. The Georgia Department of Education and Sumter County Schools were main partners for the program.

A number of organizations and businesses have partnered with the Education Program. They have provided valuable resources for the development of student programs.


Partners include:

  • The Carter Center
  • Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
  • Georgia Humanities Council
  • Georgia Council for Social Studies
  • University of Georgia – Plains Research Center
  • University of South Florida
  • Clayton State University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • South Georgia Technical College in Americus
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Sumter County Extension Service
  • Georgia Forestry Department
  • Georgia Voyager
  • Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Plant Mitchell
  • City of Plains
  • Plain Peanuts
  • Woodmen of the World
  • Apple Computers
  • World Book Encyclopedia
  • The Image Company
  • Georgia FFA
  • Plains Historical Preservation Trust
  • Georgia Mule Club