• Carl Sandburg Home Spring

    Carl Sandburg Home

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Stories

Connemara

Connemara is a place of true achievement. Through almost two centuries, it has seen war, birth, death, and both award winning animals and poetry. From the Memmingers to the Sandburgs, Connemara has seen it all and now it is perfectly preserved to reflect the remarkable people who have lived here.

Use the links above to explore the stories of how the park came to be established, how Connemara was built and the many ways Carl Sandburg influenced and was influenced by America.

Did You Know?

photo of Zenith remote-controlled tv in corner of Sandburg dining room

One of Carl Sandburg's many friends was the President of the Zenith Corporation. This television set, one of the first remote control tvs, was given to him by that friend. Mr. Sandburg gracefully accepted his friend's gift, although he was not a big fan of tv! He believed tv to be a thief of time.