Connemara is a place of true achievement. Through almost two centuries, it has seen war, birth, death, and award-winning poetry and goats. From the Memmingers to the Sandburgs,
Use the links to the left 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?
There are over 12,000 books in the Main House. It takes over six YEARS to clean all the books in Carl Sandburg's collection. Cleaning books is a routine task for the museum staff at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. The books are cleaned to reduce pests like silverfish from eating these valuable artifacts.