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National Historic Site North Carolina

2021 Calendar of Events

National Park Fee Free Days
There are several days each year that are fee free across the National Park Service. The days in 2021 are listed below. Please check operating status at this park and others before traveling as there may be changes due to Covid-19.

Monthly Writing Workshops
Join writers and poets from across the country each month for a virtual writing workshop. A link will be added to their name when more details and sign-up information becomes available. These workshops are geared towards amateur writers, ages 16 and older recommended. Follow us on Facebook for notifications too.

April 22, 7-9 ET- Carlene Kucharczyk
May - Susan Polizzotto
June - Lisa Lopez
July - Tony Robles
August - Jane Sadusky

April National Poetry Month Events

  • Daily Posts of Carl Sandburg Poetry on Facebook
    Click here to see our Facebook page and enjoy daily Sanbdurg poetry!
  • Spring Into Spring Break with a Park Ranger Virtual Program
    April 6 at 10am ET via Zoom

    Participants will explore the season of spring through the eyes of Carl Sandburg and his family by writing and acting out poetry, video-visiting goats at the farm, and earning a Jr. Ranger badge. The program is geared toward elementary age youth, but kids of all ages will have fun! Sign up here.
  • Virtual Poetry Workshop with Carlene Kucharzyk
    Thursday, April 22, from 7-9 pm, ET

    This workshop is open to writers of all skill levels and is a fun way to find inspiration from a new prompt or revise current work. Sign up here.

Carl Sandburg Music Festival - Virtual Only
Memorial Day - Monday, May 31

A virtual music festival will be held this year via our Facebook page. Join us starting at 11am to hear regional musicians. The music festival honors Carl Sandburg and his work to preserve the origins of American music in "The American Songbag. Artists this year include Jon Shain, Matthew Toomi, Pretty Little Goat, and Kat Williams.

Sandburg Summer Plays Cancelled
*Due to COVID19 the plays, Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes, are cancelled for summer 2021. Please visit our Jr. Rootabaga Ranger page to watch a clip from the plays or read a Rootabga story.

Christmas at Connemara
Schedule of events and programs TBD.

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Last updated: April 1, 2021

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81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


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