Special Events


Writer's Series


SAT FEB  16 | 1;30 PM | at the PARK

​Novelist  Susie Baxter presents Pumping Sunshine. Memories of a Suwannee River childhood which one reviewer calls “a treasure…touching and honest, leaving its mark indelibly on the heart.”

All talks are followed by refreshments, and “A Writer’s Life”—the literary tour of Marjorie’s orange grove and house. Marjorie Kinnnan Rawlings State Historic Park, South County Road 325, Cross Creek. Call 352-466-3672 for details.

Big Scrub Walk '20

March 7, 2020

The annual Big Scrub Walk is planned for Saturday, March 7, led by Anne Pierce, taking in the  Yearling Trail in the Ocala National Forest. 

All these sites are part of The Yearling near the Cal Long residence.  The 3-mile loop is mostly pine forest and the trail is well maintained but sandy in places.

Reservations are required for this activity, by calling the MKR Historic State Park at 352-466-3672.  Please leave your name, number in your party, and a contact phone number.  The participants will meet at either the Rawlings County Park adjacent to the MKR HSPark or at Silver Glen Springs.  Indicate where you will meet the group.

Plan to meet the Park group by 8:15 AM or meet at Silver Glen Springs by 9:30 AM.  The trail starts at 10 AM and completed by 1 PM.  The talk concludes in Silver Glen Spring State Park (Admission is $6) with lunch. Plan to bring waters, hat, sun screen, lunch and snacks.

Sunshine State Book Festival

Presented by the Writer's Alliance of Gainesville

Jan 24, 25 & 26 ,2020

A field trip is planned to MKR Historic State Park on SUN JAN 26

For more info, see   http://www.sunshinestatebookfestival.com/

Life and Times in

Cross Creek, by Donna Green-Townsend​​

SAT, DEC 7 | 2 PM | at the PARK

Donna Green-Townsend will present 'Life and Times in Cross Creek" of her life at the  Creek. Donna's talk will include photos and short video clips she recorded with Rip Torn, J.T. Glisson and Snow, and Ella Mae Slater.

Annual Holiday Party

SAT, DEC 14 | from 5-7 PM | at the PARK

Celebrate the holidays "cracker-style" at the farm. Ranger staff and Friends decorate the homestead with natural materials from around the area.

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.