Mary Ingalls Pageant

July 5, 2015

trundlebedtales:

Check out this year’s dates for our newest pageant.

Originally posted on Sarah's Notebook:

Save the Date

UPDATE July 4, 2015: We are doing it again. Check on our 2015 schedule.

From the committee organizing the Mary Ingalls Pageant:

“Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” world premiere Pageant is coming to the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Iowa at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, 2014. This production has received the endorsement of the Ingalls Wilder Heritage Trust. Seating will be by general admission and the cost of attendance at each performance is $10.00. Make plans to get your tickets now. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an historic event, held at an historic site.

You will see Mary’s journey from young girl full of dreams to a blind adolescent who believed those dreams were lost. Learn with her about the school in Iowa that would allow her to continue her education and give her tools for an…

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Top Ten June 2015

July 4, 2015

PlatesI’ve decided to add another to my monthly posts. I want to share the blog posts that have had the most views in the previous month. Take a look maybe there is something there that will interest you too. :)

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Brian Allen Reports on Pioneer Girl
Pageant Travel Advice
Laura Ingalls Wilder Building Update
Laura Ingalls Wilder Month at Old World Wisconsin
Wanted Iowa School for the Blind History
In the Kitchen With Laura Wringer Washer
Iowa City Park Zoo
Laura Ingalls Wilder Building Update
Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2015
James Wilder’s First Wife

Mentions June 2015

July 3, 2015

Ready to Present After months that I’ve appeared in print or online, I post a round up so those who want to find out more about me will know where to look. :)

This tweet is from the Oskaloosa Public Library

“Exclusive Interview with LauraPalooza Founders” Little House on the Prairie. June 23, 2015. Little bit about me and a photo. Most of the photos used in the article are mine, none of the quotes are. :)
http://littlehouseontheprairie.com/exclusive-interview-with-laurapalooza-event-founders

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

July 2015 Presentations

July 2, 2015

This year July has mostly been taken up by LauraPalooza. I will, however, be presenting during the Laura Ingalls Wilder pageant in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. We’ve been trying to work out a time to do it for awhile so I’m glad it finally worked out. This will bring the number of Laura Ingalls Wilder homesites I’ve spoken at to 5. :)

Family Photo

Family Photo

  • Family Festival during Walnut Grove Pageant “Fragments of a Dream” – Walnut Grove, Minnesota – July 25, 2015
  • I will also be attending the LauraPalooza conference, but I’m not making a presentation. I will be Master of Ceremonies for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy Award.

But even if there isn’t a program scheduled near you, it’s not too late. If you’d like me to come present near you make sure to tell your local library, museum or civic group. I’m really excited about my “In the Kitchen With Laura” program for this summer. If you are looking for a program, check them out.  Learn more here:
http://www.trundlebedtales.com/programs.html

And check out my brochure:
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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

July 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

July 1, 2015

July and September tend to have the biggest number of Laura Ingalls Wilder events. Here are the ones I’ve pulled together for this month. I’ve also thrown in a couple of Aug. 1st or 2nd dates so they don’t sneak up on you.

Sarah Uthoff at Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Sarah Uthoff at Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Walnut Grove MN

Fragments of a Dream Pageant

  • July 10-11
  • July 17-18
  • July 24-25

Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2015
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check the Walnut Grove website for full schedule and more details.

De Smet SD

By the Shores of Silver Lake

  • July 10-12
  • July 17-19
  • July 24-26

Spring Valley MN

Eliza Jane School Days July -The 27-28 and 30-31, 2015

Mansfield MO

Laura’s Memories Pageant

Evening (7:30 pm) Performance Dates (rain or shine):

  • July 17-18, 24-25, 31, Aug. 1 – There are more dates later in the Summer.

Malone/Burke NY

Find their calendar list with more details here.

Children’s art display opens July 4, 2015

Children’s Art & Literary Landmark Celebration (includes plaque unveiling) July 11, 2015 10 am – 4 pm

Vinton IA

Mary Ingalls Society Pageant July 31, August 1 and 2, 2015

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI

World of Little House – June 15, 2015 – July 31, 2015
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/3895/the-world-of-little-house

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  August 1-2, 2015 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

LauraPalooza

The 2015 national Laura Ingalls Wilder conference will be held July 16-17, 2015 with July 18th spent in De Smet.

 

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

500 Year Flood

June 27, 2015

trundlebedtales:

UPDATE June 26, 2015 – It doesn’t seem possible that we just passed the 8th year anniversary from this major flood. Reconstruction continues and just this month Cedar Rapids rolled out the final decade long version of a flood control system. The flood did a lot of damage, first from the water and then from the flood recovery “expert” that talked the city into making a lot of decisions that ultimately caused issues and cost more money than it should have. Every time we drive over the 5 in 1 bridge, the one bridge to stay open because it was so very far above the river, my mother keeps saying “I don’t know where the water came from, how it stayed that long, and where it went.” We should also be grateful that it was mainly property that was damaged not people and hopefully next time people will react quickly when word reaches them that a flood is coming.

Originally posted on Sarah's Notebook:

UPDATE June 26, 2015 – It doesn’t seem possible that we just passed the 8th year anniversary from this major flood. Reconstruction continues and just this month Cedar Rapids rolled out the final decade long version of a flood control system. The flood did a lot of damage, first from the water and then from the flood recovery “expert” that talked the city into making a lot of decisions that ultimately caused issues and cost more money than it should have. Every time we drive over the 5 in 1 bridge, the one bridge to stay open because it was so very far above the river, my mother keeps saying “I don’t know where the water came from, how it stayed that long, and where it went.” We should also be grateful that it was mainly property that was damaged not people and hopefully next time people will react quickly…

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Brian Allen Reports on Pioneer Girl

June 22, 2015

 Brian Allen is a reporter for KSFY in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Allen had previously been surprised when an assignment on genealogy revealed he was distantly related to Laura Ingalls Wilder. He followed the trail to both Walnut Grove, Minnesota and De Smet, South Dakota.

Family Research:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/family-tree-hunt

Allen’s story focuses on the unprecedented success of the annotated version of Pioneer Girl. He interviews Nancy Tystad Koupal of the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Next stop is the Ingalls Homestead where he interviews Ann Lesch. See the video and the transcript at the link below.

http://www.ksfy.com/home/headlines/The-enduring-success–of-Pioneer-Girl-304469001.html

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

 

Wedding Reception Aprons

June 20, 2015

trundlebedtales:

Still looking for more dated apron photos. Do you have any?

Originally posted on Sarah's Notebook:

Shower Aprons 1969

One of my continuing interests is in aprons. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to do too much on them although I’ve gotten some articles, books, and images from women’s magazines. I’m still looking for dated photos of people wearing aprons. Here’s another dated find. This is from my parents’s wedding reception.

This photo shows another class of aprons. This example is matching aprons for a special occasion like a wedding shower or reception. Usually these were frothy, decorative creations that were never meant to really protect clothes or last long. Note the aprons on about half the women at this wedding reception from 1969. Please share any dated apron photos you have.

UPDATE April 18, 2015: I added my signature block and did a little editing for clarification.

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination…

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Underground Railroad Summit

June 18, 2015
Passing along word about an Iowa history event. Iowa has a proud tradition about the Underground Railroad. Learn more about it here at Trundlebed Tales:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/iowa-and-the-ugrr
And then learn even more at the summit. -SSU

Attend Underground Railroad workshop at Preserve Iowa Summit 

Winterset – June 27 
Discover the history of the Underground Railroad in Iowa and explore the Hitchcock House in Lewis during the third annual Preserve Iowa Summit in Winterset June 25-27.The UGRR workshop will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and is part of the summit registration package. Individuals may also register for the workshop separately. The keynote speaker is Matthew Pinsker, the Pohanka Chair of  Civil War History at Dickinson College, who will also lead a presentation about online teaching and research resources. A second presentation will focus specifically on the history of the UGRR in Madison County.The “2015 Preserve Iowa Summit: The Power of Presentation” is the premier statewide annual conference for historic preservation in Iowa and is coordinated by DCA’s State Historic Preservation Office and the Madison County Historic Preservation Commission. Register on-line for the entire summit or the UGRR workshop through June 19.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Building Update

June 14, 2015

trundlebedtales:

An update to my Laura Ingalls Wilder Building Update. There have been some changes, for instance I had to move the Jacks to a larger display case, but this gives you a good idea of what my building is like.

Originally posted on Sarah's Notebook:

IMG_0040 Jacks

The number one question I’ve been getting lately is when am I going to show photos of the Laura Ingalls Wilder building that I keep talking about. The number two question is what is my Laura Ingalls Wilder building?

Find a more complete answer  about “What is my Laura Ingalls Wilder buiding” here:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/laura-building-part-1

But basically it’s a building with the dual purpose of holding my Laura Ingalls Wilder collection and providing workspace for my Laura related projects. A few other things, like my mother’s cookbook collection, have snuck in as well.

Mix of Laura Dolls Mix of Laura Dolls

Still Under Construction

So I have been hesitant to put up photos because it’s not finished and it changes every day. Plus it has a lot of construction debris still around. (I mean that literally – lumber, left over insulation, every tool my brother ever touched, etc., etc.) So I’ve been trying to…

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