Support Your Park
Many friends and organizations contribute to the success of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Volunteers-In-Parks, Partners and Cooperatives use their commitment, expertise, time and resources to help preserve and share this American treasure.
Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara is an independent, non-profit organization with 501 (c) 3 status. They serve as a volunteer support group for Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Formed in 1988, the Friends directly promote the historical, scientific, literary, educational and interpretive activities of this national historic site. They support programs and project such as the Folk Music Festival, Celebration of Lincoln, Christmas at Connemara, Poetry Celebration, Writer-in-Residence Program and many others.
Eastern National is a cooperating association of the National Park Service. Eastern National offers books and other educational items relating to the interpretive themes of Carl Sandburg Home NHS. The store is located on the first floor of the historic Sandburg Home. A percentage of the proceeds from all sales are donated to the interpretive program of Carl Sandburg Home NHS.
Volunteers in Parks (VIPs) show their support by donating valuable time that allows park staff to run a number of programs that would be impractical or impossible without volunteer assistance. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 828-693-4178.
Donations to Carl Sandburg Home
Friends of Carl Sandburg
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.