Where to? What next?
This film explores Carl Sandburg’s history, his family, his love of words, and hope for the future of America. Those elements that helped craft the poet, writer, biographer, folk singer and social activist he became. By exploring our own past and dreams for the future maybe we too can find a voice as Sandburg did, and share it through poetry, story or song.
The Where to? What next? education film was supported by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, the National Park Service, Eastern National, the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara and the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County
Did You Know?
Carl Sandburg was not the only notable American to live in this stately home. German born Christopher Memminger(1803-1888), Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate Army from 1861-1864, had this home built in 1838 to escape malaria ridden Charleston, SC summers and 1860's war-torn Charleston.