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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 2022 are listed below. Please check operating status at this park and others before traveling as there may be changes due to Covid-19.

  • To Be Announced

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.

December 7 - Kimberley Simms Gibbs

Virtual Christmas at Connemara

Join us on Saturdays in December for virtual programs on Facebook! Videos will also be posted on our webpage, along with other Sandburg family holiday traditions and recipes here.

December 4 (virtual on Facebook)
A Capella singers, “The Blissing Trio” will share holiday music at 10am, followed by a ranger cooking demonstration at 11am.

December 7 (Tuesday)
poet and educator Kimberly Simms will lead a virtual workshop “Cooking up Poetry: Writing Recipe Poems,” from 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET. Kimberly will lead attendees in writing their own “recipe” style poems. Attendees will also discuss several sample poems to help them explore ideas about food and life. The workshop includes a structured poetic form and a craft lesson so that writers of any level can participate. The workshop will finish with time for sharing and discussion. Sign up here.

December 11 (virtual on Facebook)
A Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra string quartet plays traditional holiday and Carolina inspired arrangements at 10am, followed by a ranger craft demonstration at 11am.

December 18 (virtual on Facebook)
Hendersonville Storyteller, Ronnie Pepper, shares stories from around the world at 10am, followed by a ranger writing activity at 11am.

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