National Park Service Southeast Regional Director David Vela has announced that H. Tyrone Brandyburg has been selected as the new superintendent of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock. He was most recently the superintendent of Moores Creek National Battlefield in Currie, NC, and reported to his new assignment at Carl Sandburg Home on October 22.
“We are delighted to have Tyrone move to Carl Sandburg Home,” Vela said. “He has done a superb job for the last five years at Moores Creek. He is an energetic leader with a solid Park Service background. We know he will be a great asset to his new park, and to the neighboring community.”
Brandyburg, a 25-year National Park Service (NPS) veteran, earned his bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State College in his hometown of Orangeburg, SC, and a master’s in American History from Alabama State University.
He began his NPS career at Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston while still in college. He and his wife, the former Mary have three sons, Jason, 14, Jared, 12, and Jacob, 10, and one daughter, Amira, 7.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to become a member of the team at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site,” Brandyburg said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to work with the talented staff and park partners to continue our mission of protecting and preserving park resources. Carl Sandburg was a very intriguing man who was a champion for the everyday working person, those who neither had the words nor the power to speak for themselves, and I look forward to learning more about him.”
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 225 on Little River Road. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, except Christmas Day. For more information call (828) 693-4178, or visit www.nps.gov/carl