Carl Sandburg

T.J. Carson

As part of this year's Sandburg Days festival in Galesburg, organizers honored a woman who wrote a biography of Carl Sandburg.  The celebration of her life was held in the art gallery at the community college that bears his name.

T.J. Carson

The first step in the process to move the Carl Sandburg statue to its permanent home began on Wednesday.

Sandburg Statue’s Temporary Home

May 1, 2014

The nine-foot tall statue of Galesburg native Carl Sandburg is not yet installed at its final site in Galesburg.  But it can still be seen by the public.

Abingdon School Leads “Penny Parade”

Feb 17, 2012

Hedding Elementary School in Abingdon collected more pennies than any of the other seven Knox County schools that took part. The drive benefited the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site in Galesburg. The school raised over $635. The campaign raised a total of $1,901.

The annual drive takes it inspiration from a 1909 essay Sandburg wrote to honor the minting of the Lincoln penny. The essay was titled “Lincoln for Pennies.”

The students had just one week to collect the money. Fourth-grader Lukas Tinkham said, ”I just like, got the change out of my piggy bank.”