Promote, Protect, Preserve.


PROMOTE vital education initiatives and free children's programing, 
enhanced Visitor Services and family friendly special events, as well as unique historical, 
literary and cultural education programs and traveling resource materials for teachers, 
students and the visiting public...
PROTECT the Park's unique cultural and literary artifacts, landscapes, and trails for all to access, share and for future generations to enjoy...
PRESERVE the beautiful land, buidings, goat herd breeding program, 
botanical and horticultural assets of the Park for all to enjoy and for future generations...



the friends of carl sandburg
at connemara

Government funding alone can no longer maintain
special treasures like the Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock, North Carolina without financial reinforcement. We are an all-volunteer group working to insure the park you visit tomorrow will be the same special place you know today.

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Perhaps you have hiked the more than five miles of delightful trails in the park that climb Big Glassy Mountain and trip by woodland ponds and open farm fields. Or taken your family to see the celebrated Chikaming goat herd. Maybe you've entered a contest to name one of our baby goats. Or attended a live performance or Family Fun Day on the Connemara Farm grounds. Your dollars enable the Friends to make those things highlights for the more than 90,000 visitors that come - for free - to the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site each year.

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