Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

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Carl Sandburg State Historic Site was the birthplace and boyhood home of author Carl Sandburg in Galesburg, Illinois.

It is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The site contains the cottage Sandburg was born in, a visitor center with a museum about Carl Sandburg, a museum shop, a small theater, and the rock under which he and his wife Lilian are buried.

The facility was closed to visitors as a result of budget cuts, but it is scheduled to reopen by July 1, 2009, as part of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's merger of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.[1]

Carl Sandburg College is also in Galesburg, Illinois.

Sandburg's home of 22 years in Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina is preserved by the National Park Service as the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.

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  1. ^ Pulliam, John R. (April 9, 2009). Galesburg Register-Mail. "Man who linked Sandburg homes dies" Archived April 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 40°56′10.68″N 90°21′57.6″W / 40.9363000°N 90.366000°W / 40.9363000; -90.366000