Carl Sandburg Home Virtual Museum
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Student Poetry Contest
The park's annual student poetry contest celebrates the American poet, Carl Sandburg, while inspiring youth grades 3-12 to write their own original poems. Contest begins in January followed by a reception to honor contest winners. Stay tuned for 2011 details!
The National Parks: America's Best Idea, is a new film directed by Ken Burns. This six episode documentary features some of America's most beautiful National Parks. The films companion website offers a variety of lesson plans and interactive activities for educators to use in the classroom.
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.