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Free Story Telling, Music, and Crafts

The “Christmas at Connemara” celebration with storytelling, music, crafts, warm cider, and cookies will be held on Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

  • Cherokee story teller Black Feather will share stories of Cherokee holiday traditions at 10:30.
  • Guitarist and Vocalist Pat Corn will perform with noted harp guitarist Chuck Thompson at 11:30 am.
  • Goat-themed holiday ornaments and other holiday activities.

The Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara will offer goat-themed holiday ornaments and other holiday activities.  All donations support educational activities, visitor services, and barn operations in the park.

Tours of the Sandburg Home will feature holiday decorations in the simple style of the Sandburg family, with greenery, a Christmas tree, and poinsettias.  The Sandburg Home will be decorated for the season through January 6, 2020.  The temporary clothing exhibit “Dressing for the Occasion,” will also remain on display in the Sandburg Home through the holiday season.

Free holiday fun continues on the following Saturdays in December, with music and craft making in the park store, located on the ground floor of the Sandburg Home.

  • Saturday, December 14, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 21, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 28, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This program is supported by the National Park Service, Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, Eastern National, the non-profit partner that operates the park store, and Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service.  The park is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 225 on Little River Road, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  Weekdays are less busy than weekends. For parking and shuttle options, please visit www.nps.gov/carl/planyourvisit/parking.htm.  Sandburg Home tours can now be reserved in advance at recreation.gov.  For further information please telephone 828-693-4178, or visit the website at:

www.nps.gov/carl