2018 Calendar - Celebrate the park's 50th Anniversary 1968-2018

Fee Free Days 2018
Free entrance days to all national parks and free tours of the Sandburg Home in 2018.

  • Sept. 22 - National Public Lands Day

  • Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day


September 18 (Tuesday)
CANCELED - Naturalization Ceremony
10:00 am

Due to impact of Hurrican Florence across western North Carolina which has affected travel for the citizen candidates and our partners at USCIS the ceremony is canceled.
New American citizens from western North Carolina will participate in a naturalization ceremony at the park, hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service - USCIS. The public is welcome to attend this special event.

October 17 (Wednesday)
Happy 50th Anniversary!
Join us for a day long celebration of the park's 50th Anniversary at the new amphitheater!
9am to 1pm
Live reading from Sandburg's The People, Yes. Visitors are welcome to serve as guest readers. Each person will read for five minutes. Sign up here.
2pm to 4pm
The celebration continues with special guests to reflect on the last 50 years of preserving Sandburg's legacy. Poets Glennis Redmond and Kimberly Simms Gibbs will join the program. The celebration closes with music by Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes.

November 24 (Saturday)
Christmas at Connemara
From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Musicians and storytellers, crafts and sing-a-longs, hot cider and cookies. This free festive celebration will honor Carl Sandburg and his family holiday traditions. Young visitors will find many opportunities for participation in storytelling, sing-a-longs and crafts. The house will be decorated in the simple style of the Sandburgs with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree throughout December until January 6th, 2017.

 

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Naturalization Ceremony

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Carl Sandburg Home NHS Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    New American citizens from western North Carolina will participate in a naturalization ceremony at the park. The public is welcome to attend this special event.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    50th Anniversary Celebration

    • Location: New Amphitheater
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Join us for a day long celebration of the park's 50th Anniversary at the new amphitheater! 

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Flat Rock, NC 28731

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