Literary Landmark: Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

Galesburg, Ill.
Dedicated April 25, 2015
tners: Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian; Illinois State Library; Illinois Center for the Book

From left: Chuck Bednar, Anne Craig, and Kevin Stein. Carl Sandburg  (1878-1967), the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Lincoln biographer, was born in a three-room cottage adjacent to the site and grew up in Galesburg.

The Literary Landmark dedication ceremony took place at The Barn on the grounds of the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, during the 20th annual Carl Sandburg Festival. The crowd was welcomed to the event by the sound of folk music playing in the background by John Heasley, a Galesburg musician. The ceremony featured Robin DeMott, founder of the Carl Sandburg Festival; Anne Craig, director of the Illinois State Library; Kevin Stein, Illinois’ fourth Poet Laureate; Dr. Barry Swanson, president of the Sandburg Historic Site Association, and more.


Carl Sandburg State HIstoric Site

Carl Sandburg Historic Site Assocation

Illinois Center for the Book