Special Events


Writer’s Series

A new Writer’s Series begins.

 November 2 | 3 PM | at the PARK.

Elizabeth McCulloch’s Dreaming the Marsh is the inaugural book.

McCulloch will read from her newly published novel – some 30 years in the ;making – a lush and evocative re-imagining of Paynes Prairie and its environs through time.

Program starts at 3 PM, followed by discussion, live music and light refreshments.  

“The hammocks were the same then as now, and will be the same forever if man can be induced to leave them alone.” – Marjorie Rawlings

The Pound Party

Jim Stephens recently produced his play “The Pound Party” based on chapter 4 of Cross Creek. If you recall the Townsend family invited Marjorie to a party where everyone is to bring, “a pound of flour, sugar, ” etc.  Of course Marjorie was asked to bring a cake.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Marjorie!

What a wonderful time at the 123rd birthday party for Marjorie at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park on Saturday, Aug. 10. Thanks to all the folks who came out to help us celebrate. A special thanks goes out to all the volunteers who helped make the event possible. It was hot, but the mango ice cream and watermelon sherbet helped cool us down. We are very excited about all the people who have decided to join our Friends of the MKR Farm organization. Your membership helps us to meet the needs of the farm itself!