• Carl Sandburg Home and Barn

    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 award-winning poetry and goats. From the Memmingers to the Sandburgs,

Connemara has seen it all and now it is preserved to reflect the remarkable people who have lived here.

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?

a black and white sketch of letters found on Carl Sandburg's desk; art by Will Irvine and Mark Haines

Everyday Carl Sandburg received mounds of letters from schools, organizations, beginning writers, media sponsors, critics, acquaintences, friends and family. Mr. Sandburg was very deliberate about to whom he wrote back, even keeping a carbon copy.