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 Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Farm, Inc.

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 outreach and awareness, personal literary interpretations, education, special events and fundraisers to support the park.

Consider joining the Friends of MKR Farm to support Marjorie’s historical home and slice of Florida history.

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Fundraising Events

 Coming Soon....

Cross Roads, a play by Deborah Dickey, based on correspondence between Marjorie and Norton during his time in the military service.

Tickets will be available soon

Special Events

Happy Birthday Marjorie!

What a wonderful time at the 123rd birthday party for Marjorie at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park on Saturday. 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! 

Click on this You Tube link to see some of the video highlights of the day! 

Outreach and Awareness

Recipes from Cross Creek Cookery and MKR cooking events.

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News From the Creek

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.

Summer 2019 Newsletter

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."

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