Welcome to the Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc. We are a Citizens Support Organization (CSO) through the Florida Department of Parks and Recreation whose mission is to support the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard is nationally significant in the area of literature as the home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, a leading 20th-century American writer whose works continue to interest scholars, students, and the general reading public. Rawlings lived in the house from 1928 until her death in 1953.
It was there that she wrote all of her major works, including the short stories that first brought her critical acclaim and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, The Yearling. The park includes the original frame house, outbuildings and citrus grove she described in her lyrical memoir, Cross Creek. In 2006, the property was designated a National Historic Landmark.
The purpose of the CSO is to conduct programs, foster activities, raise funds and make expenditures to facilitate and enhance and preservation and interpretation of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park under the direction of and with priorities set by the Florida Division of Recreation and Parks and the park manager.
The Friends of MKR Farm, Inc., produce annual programs for fundraising, special events, education, and outreach and awareness, to support the park.
Consider joining the Friends of MKR Farm to support Marjorie’s historical home and slice of Florida history.
Marjorie Rawlings loved her garden, which still produces vegetables, herbs, and flowers all year long.
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The Friends of MKR Farm publish a quarterly newsletter of what has happened on the farm. Each newsletter contains a president’s message and park manager message, as well as recaps of past events, and notices of upcoming events.
The Friends of MKR Farm bid a final farewell to J.T. Glisson and Carol Fiddia Laxton. Both spent much time with Marjorie and shared their stories with us in a recent video “Here is Home: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Cross Creek.”
Cross Roads; An Unguarded Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Norton Baskin in Unguarded Moments – Oct. 18, 2019
Here is Home: MKR and Cross Creek
DVD – 2019
How to Support the Farm
“The Pound Party” a play by Jim Stephens May 2019
Annual Birthday Party – August 2019
Annual Holiday Party
Friends Annual Meeting
Annual Big Scrub Walk