Sandburg Home Hosts Anniversary Week Events Oct. 15-19
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will offer two special programs during the park’s anniversary week in October. The park was authorized on October 17, 1968, and celebrates 51 years this fall.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, The Gathering Dark will present the music program, “Dylan at Connemara.” On Saturday, Oct. 19, a community reading of Carl Sandburg’s “The Complete Poems,” will be held at the amphitheater. Both of these programs are free and open to the public.
“Dylan at Connemara” will be presented on Oct. 15, from 4:00–6:00 pm, at the park amphitheater. The program explores the 1964 meeting between Carl Sandburg and Bob Dylan. Through song, story, and “wild speculation” it presents possible answers regarding what happened the day Bob Dylan arrived in Flat Rock, N.C., and knocked on Carl Sandburg’s door. The show features the songs of Bob Dylan, as well as selections from Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag and canon of poetry. The work of Dylan and Sandburg are woven into the story of their meeting in a show that provides perspective on how that event fits into the context of American cultural history. The program is presented by The Gathering Dark, a songwriting duo which includes Josh Dunkin, who hails from Tennessee by way of Chicago, and Steven DuRose, who hails from Ohio by way of Los Angeles……