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Henderson County News

Sandburg site, once home to slaves, and St. John commemorate start of slavery

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FLAT ROCK — Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church will join national parks and communities across the nation to commemorate the first landing of enslaved Africans 400 years ago in English-occupied North America at Virginia’s Point Comfort, now part of Fort Monroe National Monument.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LOCAL BRIEFS: Running, Sandburg value, teen vaccines, HSO grant

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Flat Rock Life

Sandburg Home seeks volunteer monarch monitors

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The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is seeking volunteers to participate in a citizen science volunteer project monitoring monarch butterflies.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Park service honors Sandburg goat tenders

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FLAT ROCK — The National Park Service and National Park Foundation honored Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site youth volunteers during a meeting in Washington on June 25.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Sandburg tributes return for the 40th season

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FLAT ROCK — The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will host the 40th summer of live stage productions of Sandburg's works. These free shows began running at the Sandburg Home in the summer of 1974 and have been an important part of the summer visitor experience. They're made possible through the support of the park's bookstore and the Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Folk Music Festival set at Sandburg Home

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FLAT ROCK — Folk musicians from across the region will converge at Connemara on Memorial Day for a day of toe-tapping fun and music as Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site hosts the 28th annual Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Poet named Sandburg writer-in-residence

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FLAT ROCK — Poet Adam Bresson has been named the 2014 Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence, a program that runs from March 26 through April 15, the historic site and the Friends of Carl Sandburg Connemara announced.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Sandburg home generates $5 million, report says

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FLAT ROCK — The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site attracted 93,429 visitors who spent $5,027,500 in communities near the park in 2012, helping to support 74 jobs in the area, a National Park Service report said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Sandburg trail section closed for repairs

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FLAT ROCK — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trail Crew will begin trail work on a portion of Memminger Trail on Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | Carl Sandburg National Historic Site | parks and recreation

Flat Rock News

Shutdown closes Sandburg site, furloughs 14

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FLAT ROCK — Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is among 401 sites the National Park Service has closed because of the government shutdown.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Sandburg goats win at mountain fair

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Shamrock and Shadow, Toggenburg dairy goats from Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, won first and second place respectively for Best in Class, intermediate doe kid class, at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair on Sept. 7.   Read Story »

Tags: Carl Sandburg National Historic Site | livestock | Lillian Sandburg | Sandburg goats

Flat Rock Life

New kids at Flat Rock

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Two new Toggenburg doe kids arrived at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site on April 1.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Parkway chief to keynote annual Sandburg meeting

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Phil Francis, the Superintendent of the National Park Service's Blue Ridge Parkway, will be guest speaker when the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara holds its annual meeting on Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Flat Rock Village Hall in Flat Rock. The public is welcome to attend.   Read Story »

Tags: Carl Sandburg National Historic Site | Connemara | Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara | Blue Ridge Parkway

Flat Rock News

Sandburg home seeks volunteer tour guides

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FLAT ROCK — Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is seeking volunteers to provide guided tours of the historic Sandburg home or to assist with education programs.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Sandburg film to air Monday; Bonesteel donates interviews

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"The Day Carl Sandburg Died," the documentary by Flat Rock native Paul Bonesteel on the poet who lived the last 22 years of his life at Connemara, will be broadcast nationally next week.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Carl Sandburg National Historic Site | Connie Backlund | Paul Bonesteel

Flat Rock News

Connie Backlund looks back on Connemara progress

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FLAT ROCK — Connie Backlund grew up on "an All American farm" in Ohio.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Backlund chronicles site's progress, plans

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FLAT ROCK — In her state of the park farewell tour, Connie Backlund has told elected officials in Hendersonville and Flat Rock about the current visitation and the plans for improvement. Here are the highlights:   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Bonesteel film on Sandburg to reach national audience

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The Day Carl Sandburg Died, the documentary by Flat Rock native Paul Bonesteel on the poet who lived the last 22 years of his life at Connemara, will be broadcast nationally next month.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Sandburg event looks at Lincoln and Civil War

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FLAT ROCK — Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will celebrate Carl Sandburg's Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Abraham Lincoln with "Carl Sandburg and Abraham Lincoln: Civil War to Civil Rights."   Read Story »

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