Connie Backlund, Park Superintendent of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, announces a summer full of special programs including free public performances of Rootabaga! and The World of Carl Sandburg, as well as ranger-led cheese-making demonstrations and historic walking tours.
Now through August 6th, Wednesday through Saturday, apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse, will share performances at 10:15 a.m., at the park amphitheatre adjacent to the Sandburg Home. Wednesday and Friday’s 30-minute performance will be The World of Carl Sandburg. Thursday and Saturday’s performance is Rootabaga!, based on tales from Sandburg’s collection of children’s stories found in Rootabaga Stories set to musical tunes from Sandburg’s collection of folk music found in his American Songbag. The result is 30-minutes of zany, toe-tapping stories that delight “children” of all ages. Performances are held rain or shine.
Park rangers will also provide a variety of walks and programs through the summer months. From Tuesday to Friday at 2:15pm and on Saturday and Sunday at 3:15 pm in the House Garage, rangers will share the history and techniques of Mrs. Sandburg’s dairy operation and cheese making. These 30-minute demonstrations run from now until August 13th. Each Saturday from now until August 6th, a ranger-led historic walking tour of the grounds will be offered. History walk times are at 2:15pm. The 45-minute long tours begin in front of the House Garage adjacent to the Sandburg Home. Schedule changes may occur with these special ranger programs.
Thanks to generous support from Eastern National and the Flat Rock Playhouse, Rootabaga! and The World of Carl Sandburg are offered to the public free of charge.
Carl Sandburg Home NHS is located three miles south of Hendersonville, North Carolina, off U.S. 225 on Little River Road in Flat Rock, North Carolina. For additional information, visit our website at www.nps.gov/carl or call the park at 828-693-4178. There is no charge to visit the grounds and barn. The house tour fee is $5 for adults age 16-61, $3 for adults age 62 and older, children fifteen and under are free.