Friends of Carl Sandburg Annual Meeting
Apr
24
1:30 PM13:30

Friends of Carl Sandburg Annual Meeting

Members and guests are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Carl Sandburg. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 24 at the Flat Rock Village Hall from 1:30-3:30 PM.

Presentations will include an update on the extensive house and barn restoration.  Learn about the plans for the celebration of the park's 50th anniversary. Meet the new officers.

Refreshments will be served.

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Preserving History: An Insider's Tour of the Carl Sandburg Home
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Preserving History: An Insider's Tour of the Carl Sandburg Home

With the 28-month restoration nearing completion, it’s the perfect time for a special tour. Join CS Friends for an exclusive, up-close preview.  Our guide? The person who has come to know the home’s inner workings best, Project Leader/National Park Historic Preservation’s Trevor Thomas. Sip wine and nibble hors d'oeuvre while Trevor leads a small group through the Sandburg home and shares stories about undertaking this (and other) National Park Site restorations, each with vastly unique challenges. 

Shuttle bus transport will be provided from the parking area.

Price: $50 per person

Support our local treasure while enjoying a very special event 

Checks may be sent to FRIENDS OF CARL SANDBURG, POB 16, Flat Rock, NC 28731, while Credit Card will be accepted by contacting Friends President, Nancy Pew at 828-674-2003. Please include an email address with your reservation so we may confirm your spot. 

Space is very limited, so please book early! Reservations will only be confirmed with accompanying payment. FRIENDS OF CARL SANDBURG is a 501-c3 charity.

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History Hound Hike
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

History Hound Hike

Come and join the Friends for a hike on the best trails in Flat Rock with your best trail companion! We'll meet at the Information Station by the Front Lake at 11:00 in the morning. Learn about 180 years of history on the property. Sandburg trivia for treats courtesy of WAG! A Unique Pet Boutique. It's FREE!

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Jump Into the Park _ Jr. Ranger Day
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Jump Into the Park _ Jr. Ranger Day

Rangers from the Sandburg Home will jump into the Park at Flat Rock for a fun day of activities for the whole family. The event will be held at the Park at Flat Rock on Highland Lake Road from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and all events are free and open to the public. Ongoing activity stations include a nature’s hide and seek trail walk, hands-on activities to learn about bugs and pollination with a live bee hive, a writing station with poetry and postcards, conservation craft-making, a wildlife show and even the Sandburg goats will jump into the park at a station to learn about where milk comes from.

The reptile wildlife show is scheduled for 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the pavilion featuring Alan Cameron and Earthshine naturalist Steve O'Neil.

Visitors young and not-so-young can pick up an activity “passport” when they arrive at the park and once they visit at least four activity stations and get a stamp they will earn special Junior Ranger prizes.

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Name The Connemara Baby Goat Contest
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Name The Connemara Baby Goat Contest

Join us at the Flat Rock Ice Cream Social to Name Our New Goat

There are some mighty proud chests out at the Sandburg barn with the arrival of the new kids on the block in 2017. Nettie gave birth to these two cuties on March 16.

Now they need a name - it is a little known fact that goats refuse to respond to "Hey, you." Come give us your best goat name on June 3 at the Ice Cream Social in Flat Rock Village.

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Friends of Carl Sandburg Annual Meeting
Apr
3
2:00 PM14:00

Friends of Carl Sandburg Annual Meeting

Members and guests are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Carl Sandburg. The event will take place on Monday, April 3 at the Flat Rock Village Hall from 2-4PM

Presentations will include an update on the extensive house and barn restoration.  Steven Kidd, Chief of Resources and Facilities Management, will address the challenges of maintaining historic integrity while preserving several century-old structures.

Attendees will be introduced to John Flynn, the 2017 Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence.  John credits his enthusiasm for the achievements of Carl Sandburg to his extensive travels and teaching overseas in Russia.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 828-674-2003

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