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    Carl Sandburg Home

    National Historic Site North Carolina


October 2009
Carl Sandburg Home Offers a New Environmentally Friendly Shuttle Service to Visitors
Visitors requiring assistance to access the Sandburg Home can experience a quieter more energy-efficient ride from the parking lot to the main house.

July 2009
Carl Sandburg Home Announces Writer-in-Residence Program
The Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence Program was established to carry on the legacy of Carl Sandburg's works and life for the benefit of future generations, and to raise awareness of Carl Sandburg's role as a writer in American history and literature.

November 21, 2008
Former Secretary of the Interior Donates Memorabilia to Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site During the 40th Anniversary Celebration.

October 17, 2008
Carl Sandburg Home Celebrates 40 Years
Authorized as a unit of the National Park Service on October 17, 1968, the site celebrates 40 years of preservation and stewardship.

July 28, 2008
National Park Foundation Education Grant Celebration
National Park Foundation Honorary Chair, Mrs. Laura Bush, presents Carl Sandburg Home NHS with education grant.

Did You Know?

black and white photo of Carl Sandburg playing one of his many guitars

Carl Sandburg collected American folk songs from the time he was 19 years old. He published a book entitled "The American Songbag" from this collection and even learned a few chords on the guitar. He would entertain audiences after poetry recitals with his unique renditions of these songs.