Fundraising Events and Projects

Fundraising Events and Projects

Cross Roads: Letters between Marjorie and Norton 1938-1944

The Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm present Cross Roads: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Norton S. Baskin in Unguarded Moments.

Friday, October 18 | 7:30 PM | Unitarian Univeralist Church | 4225 NW 34th ST | Gainesville

The play by Deborah Dickey is based on the correspondence between Rawlings, the author of the American classic The Yearling and other books and stories about Florida, and her second husband, Norton Baskin. Most of the correspondence comes from the period after Baskin joined the American Field Service during World War II. Both partners in the marriage were articulate and insightful. Rawlings was dealing with her doubts as well as her love. In addition to her writing and other issues, she was concerned about her ability to be a good wife, considering the failure of her first marriage, and her adjustment to life as the wife of a hotel manager, believing she could simply not live in a hotel. The characters in the play talk through their own letters.

Tickets are available through:  EventBrite

Here is Home: MKR and Cross Creek

Here is Home is a 40-minute documentary created by Sonya Doctorian about MKR's life and work using five oral history interviews, interviews of researcher and scholars, numerous site visits and library research in 2018.. 

Oral histories included interviews with J.T. Glisson, Carol Fiddia Laxton, Hettie Ross, Mrs. Dorsey Townsend, Bobby Townsend and Roy Bass.

Scenes were filmed at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park with help from park rangers and staff.


The DVD version is available for sale at $22.  Send a check to the Friends of MKR Farm, PO Box 337, Micanopy, FL  32667, and a copy will be mailed to you.  For more information, contact

Wish List

The Friends of MKR Farm has a wish list of items needed for the farm. We are looking for:

  • used utility vehicle with a truck bed
  • riding lawn mower blades
  • new citrus trees to enhance the grove
  • new trail marker signs