FLAT ROCK — Carl Sandburg Home NHS will celebrate a “Return to the Holiday Home,” beginning with a special event on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The home will remain decorated for the holiday season through Jan. 6. This is the first holiday season in four years that the home will be furnished again. With the Sandburg family furniture and library back home, the park is celebrating a “Return to the Holiday Home.”

On Nov. 24, “Christmas at Connemara” will feature music, storytellers, craft making, warm cider and cookies.

Tours of the Sandburg Home will highlight holiday decorations in the simple style of the Sandburg family, with greenery, a Christmas tree and poinsettias.

All programs for the day are free, except for house tours, which are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 62 and older and free for ages 15 and younger.

The event begins at 11 a.m. in the garage adjacent to the Sandburg Home with the Geriatric Jukebox Band playing classic holiday tunes and favorites from the 1960s.

At noon, Cherokee storyteller Black Feather will share stories of Cherokee holiday traditions. At 1 p.m., the Sunlight Drive Acoustic Duo will share traditional holiday tunes on acoustic guitars. At 2 p.m., Lucy Allen and Marshall Goers will play holiday music on guitar, banjo and mandolin.

In the bookstore at the Sandburg Home, Steve and Jean Smith will play hammered dulcimer from noon to 2 p.m.

Visitors can also enjoy make-and-take holiday crafts in the bookstore from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This program is supported by Eastern National, the non-profit partner that manages the park bookstore, the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, and Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, authorized on October 17, 1968, is a unit of the National Park Service and celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. The park is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 225 on Little River Road, and is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

For more information, call 828-693-4178 or visit www.nps.gov/carl.