Christmas at Connemara

Christmas at Connemara

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, 2020, which is Carl Sandburg’s birthday.

Dylan at Connemara

Dylan at Connemara explores the 1964 meeting between Carl Sandburg and Bob Dylan and includes the songs of Bob Dylan, as well as selections from Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag and canon of poetry. This free event is presented by The Gathering Dark, a songwriting duo which includes Josh Dunkin and Steven DuRose. This event takes place at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Amphitheater.

Sandburg Sing-along

Sandburg Sing-along

Sandburg Sing-along is a new series offered each month throughout the summer. To celebrate Sandburg’s love of folk music, musicians will lead the audience in fun songs, with lyrics provided. Sing-alongs will be held in the park’s new amphitheater.

Tuesday, June 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with the Geriatric Jukebox Band

Saturday, July 20 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with Cindy Carpenter and Emily Reasoner

Sunday, August 11 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm with Lucy Allen and Marshall Goers

Sandburg Home Commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Chicago Race Riot

Sandburg Home Commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Chicago Race Riot

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Race Riot with an event on Saturday, August 3, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, at the Henderson County Main Library – Kaplan Auditorium, 301 N Washington St, Hendersonville, NC. The park has invited Claire Hartfield, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, to read from her most recent book, A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919. Hartfield is a nationally recognized author and education leader.

Sandburg Sing-along

Sandburg Sing-along

Sandburg Sing-along is a new series offered each month throughout the summer. To celebrate Sandburg’s love of folk music, musicians will lead the audience in fun songs, with lyrics provided. Sing-alongs will be held in the park’s new amphitheater.

Tuesday, June 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with the Geriatric Jukebox Band

Saturday, July 20 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with Cindy Carpenter and Emily Reasoner

Sunday, August 11 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm with Lucy Allen and Marshall Goers

Carl Sandburg Home “Dressing for the Occasion” Clothing Exhibit

Carl Sandburg Home “Dressing for the Occasion” Clothing Exhibit

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site presents a new exhibit called “Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man,” which is part of the Sandburg Home tour, and features clothing and accessories from both the park’s permanent collection and loaned items from the Sandburg family.

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America.  The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband.  This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members.  Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC

Sandburg Summer Stage presents Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Sandburg Summer Stage, performances of Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:15am – 10:45am, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; NO Shows the week of July 18, held home, rain or shine, Flat Rock, NC