Christmas at Connemara

Image of a desk strewn with holiday cards and cookie tins
The Sandburg family enjoyed sending and receiving letters and cards during the holiday season each year. Between Carl Sandburg's friends and fans and Mrs. Sandburg's network of dairy goat enthusiasts, there was a steady stream of mail into the house in December. It added a special cheer to the home.

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The Sandburg family enjoyed a simple holiday at home at Connemara. They handmade gifts and baked Swedish springerle cookies, gathered holly and greenery from the grounds to decorate mantels and tables, and cut a white pine from the woods as the Christmas tree. Favorite tree ornaments were glass or paper mache birds. The Christmas season was a time when the family was home and Carl Sandburg took a break from traveling. They gathered in the living room to listen to music, sing songs, and read stories.

Each year the park offers a variety of programs for visitors to enjoy through the “Christmas at Connemara” series. Below you can find videos from programs and Sandburg family recipes to try something new for the holidays
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    Last updated: December 21, 2021

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