Carl Sandburg Home, Hendersonville, NC

Here is a thing my heart wishes the world had more of:
I heard it in the air of one night when I listened
To a mother singing softly to a child restless and angry
in the darkness. ~Carl Sandburg, Home

Connemara not only offers inspiration and enjoyment, but also serves as a reflection of the advancement of America. The house was originally built by a slave owner who served in the Confederate Government. Over a century later, it would be sold to the esteemed biographer of Abraham Lincoln and the site where Sandburg would receive lifetime membership from the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for his work in civil rights. Through the previous owners of the property, the transition of the United States over the past century is reflected in its history.

History of Connemara – Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service) (

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