Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association P.O. Box 585 313 E. Third St. Galesburg, Illinois 61402-0585 309-342-2361
The Carl Sandburg
Historic Site Association is a
501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Donations and contributions are
tax-deductible as allowed by law.
The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site
Winter Hours Thursday - Sunday 9:00am -
To speak with the Site Superintendent,
call 309-927-3345 Site hours are
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Featuring 8-year old Nakshatra Neeraja reciting "I
Am the People"
From Kuwait:First Prize for English Poem Recitation to 8-year
performing Carl Sandburg's "I Am the People". This
youtube video was shared with us by Nakshatra's
proud father. Thank you Dr. Binu! Thank you,
Nakshatra, for a wonderful performance! ENJOY!
Songbag Concert Series Spring 2017
Next Songbag Concert Saturday, May 20,
2017 - 7:00pm at the Carl Sandburg State
Historic Site Barn
THANK YOU! With all of the
challenges facing museums and historic sites in
Illinois, it is time to redouble our efforts to
protect the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site and
the legacy of our native son and national
treasure. To accomplish this goal, the Carl
Sandburg Historic Site Association (CSHSA) was
chosen by the Galesburg Community Foundation
(GCF) to participate in an Endowment Match
Prior to the June 30, 2016 deadline
the CSHSA raised just over $12,000
toward an endowment to support the Historic Site
and the GCF has matched our efforts with the
$10,000 matching grant.
This is our initial
effort to start an endowment and we hope to see it
grow to a point where the interest from the
endowment will be significant enough to enrich the
Carl Sandburg Historic Site in the future.
Thank you, especially, to the Galesburg
Community Foundation for their efforts and support
for preserving the heritage and history of
$24,569 (as of 3/31/2017)
Donations may be mailed to:
Sandburg Historic Site Association P.O. Box
585 Galesburg, IL 61402-0585
To send a
donation online use the following Donate button:
Thank you to our Knox County Master Gardeners!!
We are fortunate and
grateful that two of the Knox
County Master Gardeners, Sylviane
Stites and Jamie Yemm, are once
again helping us with the Site's
flower beds. Along with volunteers
and staff those two women are
teaching us about maintaining
the plantings that border the
Site's property and surround the
cottage where Carl Sandburg was
We would like to
take this opportunity to say
thank you to Jamie and Sylviane
and the other Knox County Master
Gardeners that have volunteered to
help at the Site. They have just
published a wonderful cookbook
From Our Community to Your Table.
It is available at numerous
locations in Galesburg, including
the Association's bookstore at the
Site for $15. Hope to see you in the
Master Naturalists establish Monarch Way
Station We're excited to
announce that the Knox County Master
Naturalists have recently established an
official Monarch Waystation on the
Southeast corner of the Carl Sandburg
State Historic Site Property. If you'd
like to know more about the Monarch
Waystation Program, please visit their
Annual Penny Parade Fundraiser
There will be no official Penny
Parade Fundraiser during the April 2017
Sandburg Days Festival. Pennies
collected by our Galesburg area students
are always appreciated and will always to
be accepted. The Association is
developing an in-school program for 2018.
We sincerely appreciate all of the
support we receive from our area schools!
New DVD available.
We have transferred a recently-acquired rare 16mm film of a 1953
interview with Carl Sandburg to DVD and are making copies available to
the public. It's a perfect introdution to Carl Sandburg, his admiration
for Abraham Lincoln, and what he means to America.
$15.00 + $5.00 shipping & tax
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, 331 E. Third St., Galesburg,
Illinois, is open from 9am until 5pm on Thursdays through Sundays,
April through November, and for special events such as festivals,
meetings, concerts and lectures. Even when we are not open, you are
welcome to browse in our garden or meditate at Remembrance Rock.
If you come by car or have an FM radio with you,
tune to 88.7 and listen to a brief presentation about Carl Sandburg and
the Historic Site. Three audio segments rotate: a short biography
narrated by Rick Heath; a tribute to Carl Sandburg by President Lyndon
B. Johnson and Sandburg's Grammy Award-winning narration of Aaron
Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait." Enjoy them all.
Special Events at the Carl Sandburg Visitors' Center
A monthly concert series presented by the Carl
Sandburg Historic Site Association in the
"Barn" at Carl Sandburg's Birthplace, in an
intimate smoke, and alcohol, free environment,
showcasing acoustic music in the traditional and
folk style. 313 E 3rd Street, Galesburg IL,
(309) 342-2361. The concerts are free and open
to the public, however a $5.00 donation is
greatly appreciated. All shows start at 7:00pm.
February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Zak & Erin
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Ada & the Shubies
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Tom Foley who is coordinating the Songbag Concert
Series this year for the Association.
A donation of $5.00 per
person is suggested as the door (or gate)
entry fee. These door receipts go to the
Songbag Concert performers to supplement a base
amount paid by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site
Association. If you enjoy the concert,
please be generous in support of our performers.
Songbag Concert Series performers and
refreshment costs are underwritten by the Carl
Sandburg Historic Site Association and its
members at a cost of approximately $2,500 per
year. If you would like to support the Songbag
Concert Series, become a member of the
Association, and/or feel free to make a donation
to the Carl
Sandburg Historic Site Association, PO Box 585,
Galesburg, IL 61402-0585.
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Next door is the Visitor's Center. It contains a museum, a museum shop,
a small theater where several informative videos about Carl Sandburg
are shown and a renovated "barn" which is actually a small theatre with
a few more exhibits and where live performances are often held. The
museum contains hundreds of artifacts and modern colorful displays
appropriate for all ages.
Carl Sandburg Historic Site is supported by the State of Illinois and
the nonprofit Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association. The Association
sponsors and participates in many activities throughout the year to
honor and remember Carl Sandburg. These include the "Penny Parade"
which brings schoolchildren to the site to have fun while learning
about Galesburg's most famous son. The Association is a participating
sponsor of the Sandburg Days Festival For The Mind held each April. It
hosts the Songbag Concert Series of folk music concerts (and sometimes
other genres) held inside the Visitor's Center "Barn" theatre in the
fall, winter and spring. Details of upcoming concerts are also
available at the site of the series' producer, John Heasly.
The Association meets at 7pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the
Visitors' Center. Guests and interested visitors are always welcome.
Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association planned and funded a perennial
garden and quotation walk in the back yard. The plantings are
appropriate to Sandburg's era and surround Remembrance Rock, where the
ashes of Carl Sandburg, his wife, Lilian, and two daughters, Margaret
and Janet, are buried.
If you were looking for the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in North Carolina, please go to http://www.nps.gov/carl