We are thrilled to announce our very first Friends benefit concert to be performed by the Brass Quintet of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra – “Take Me To The Water”.  The HSO Brass Quintet will be performing in the amphitheater at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site on Saturday, August 28th at 6:00 pm.  Due to COVID19 restrictions, the audience size will be limited to 100 attendees. Tickets for this performance may be purchased by clicking here.  Ice cream refreshments will be available for purchase before the performance – our friends at Breedlove Deli will have an ice cream truck on site.   While attending the concert, please maintain social distancing from people not in your group. Please plan to join us for what promises to be a lovely evening with The Friends.

Our 2021 Glassy Mountain Celebration is underway and we are excited to invite you to join in the celebration with us! Our central theme celebrates the natural beauty of Connemara’s landscape and views. Each day, local residents and visitors from all over the world enjoy this special glimpse of Western North Carolina. The Friends of Carl Sandburg could think of no better way to honor the Sandburg legacy than to dedicate our celebration to a trail they loved and traveled often- Big Glassy. We have many events planned and hope that you will check back here, or on our Facebook and Instagram pages, frequently for updates.

The Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, Inc. (FOCS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the National Park Service to promote, protect and preserve the legacy of Carl Sandburg.

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We hold and sponsor several fun events and activities for the whole family throughout the year. Click here and follow us on Facebook for information on upcoming events and more .  (Click to read more) …

To learn more about visiting the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site and the works of Carl Sandburg,  click here to be directed to the National Park Service web site.

Our many supporters both individuals and businesses who are committed to the Friends’ mission. They, through farsightedness and generosity, seek to ensure that the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will continue to be available for future generations.

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