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Remembering Marjorie and Preserving Her Legacy | Year-end Appeal 2020

Please Consider a Year-End Gift to the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings passed away 68 years ago December 15. People visiting Antioch Cemetery would see pens, pencils, a small deer statue and an orange on her grave, left by people inspired by her works.

Her grave marker reads:    “Through her writings, she endeared herself to the people of the world.”

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park and the Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., are dedicated to preserving Rawlings’ home in Cross Creek, Florida, including the citrus groves, farm animals, and her beloved garden. Doing so helps to preserve her rich literary legacy.

Recent park guests have commented about their visit to the homestead:

Thank you for preserving this historical home.

• “The Yearling” was the first book I read. I was six years old. Cried at the end.

• It's a rainy day, but this place is always shining in my deep childhood memories.

• What a writer, what a woman, wow.

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, including the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm. The pandemic prevented our fundraising activities. But we still had expenses to help maintain the home and the grounds.

Won't you help preserve this historic homestead for future Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings readers?

Your year-end gift - large or small – may be used to help purchase fertilizer for the citrus grove, paint for the house, chicken scratch feed, repair of the welcome kiosk, and other expenses.

Thanking you in advance and wishing you a wonderful holiday season,

Barbara Wingo

President, Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc.


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Life and Times in Cross Creek

The one hour special  DVD called Life and Times in Cross Creek:  Memories and Reflections was produced by Donna Green-Townsend.  The program features very unique historic video, audio and photos of friends and neighbors of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

DVDs are available for $15 plus $4 for postage and handling.  All proceeds benefit projects on the farm.  Please make your check payable to the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., and mail to P. O. Box 337, Micanopy, FL  32667-0337.




Here is Home: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Cross Creek

Here is Home: Marjorie Kinna Rawlings and Cross Creek DVD was produced by Sonja Doctorian for the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm in 2018. 

The 40 minute documentary features interviews of  J. T. Glisson, Carol Fiddia Laxton, Hettie Ross, Mrs. Dorsey Townsend, Bobby Townsend and Roy Bass.  Ann McCutchan, a Rawlings biographer, narrated the story.

The DVD is available for purchase for $22.  Send a check made payable to the Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, to P. O .Box 337, Micanopy, FL  32667.  


The Friends of the  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm purchased a utility vehicle for the park. Pictured here is Park Manager Scott Spaulding in the cart doing chores around the park.  

Using the proceeds from book sales, DVD sales and special events, the Friends have purchased new chicks, plant seeds, fertilizer and citrus plants for the park. 

Friends of  the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., is a 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 (toll-free within Florida). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. 

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Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm Inc.
P. O. Box 337 

Micanopy, FL 32667-0337
 Mkrawlingsfarm@gmail.com 

(352) 466-3672 

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