Front Room

Friends and family were entertained in this room, with Carl playing folk music on his guitar and singing, or sharing stories.  His daughter Margaret often joined in on the piano.  The walls are adorned with photographs by Edward Steichen, Mrs. Sandburg’s brother, and of course Sandburg’s books.  An entire boxcare was filled with the books Sandburg brought with him from Michigan.  Tucked away in a glass cabinet in the corner is where Sandburg stored his Presidential Medal of Freedem, his medal from the King of Sweden and his honorary doctorate degrees.