2009 celebrates the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birthday on February 12, 1809. Carl Sandburg Home NHS joins this national celebration with special events for the bicentennial and Carl Sandburg's Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Abraham Lincoln.
Steel and Velvet
A celebration of the poetry of Abraham Lincoln and Carl Sandburg featuring a presentation of Carl Sandburg's address before Congress on Lincoln's 150th birthday. This program will be held at the Henderson County Historic Courthouse Courtroom. There is no admission for the program, but seating is limited, please call 828-693-4178 for reservations.
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival
An annual event to honor Carl Sandburg's contribution to America's written history through his collection of folk music found in The American Songbag. The festival features folk musicians from around the country.
June 17 through August 15
10:15 - 10:45 am
Sandburg Summer Stage Performances
Apprentice Actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse School of the Drama perform 30 minute selections from Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories and Lincoln Biography. These toe-tapping performances are fun for all ages. The Rootabaga Stories are performed Thursday and Saturday. Sandburg's Lincoln is performed Wednesday and Friday. There will be no performances the week of July 15.
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
A Celebration of Lincoln
This celebration honors Carl Sandburg's pulitzer-prize winning biography of Abraham Lincoln. The event features contemporary Lincoln scholars, Civil War era music, a Civil War encampment and a Lincoln presenter.