• Carl Sandburg Home Spring

    Carl Sandburg Home

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Join Our Friends

The Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara assist the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site by raising funds and public awareness.

Your gift to Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara can help:
  • Enhance educational and interpretive activities
  • Increase public awareness and support of the park
  • Preserve, restore and enhance the park's cultural and natural resources
  • Preserve historic structures
  • Provide improved services and facilities for its visitors

Wherever you go in the national park, you can see the results of the Friend's efforts. The Friends have provided funds for many vital projects, including:

  • The annual Folk Music Festival
  • Student Poetry Contest
  • Development of a Writer-in-Residence Program
  • Carl Sandburg Junior Ranger Program
  • Sandburg Satchel Traveling Trunk Education Program
  • Family Friendly festivals - Spring Into the Park and Fall Into the Farm

    But there is still much more work to do! Please help the Friends by Becoming a Friend Today!

Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

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.