Wilder Society Update

There was a great article this week in The De Smet News. Remember you can buy individual issues in paper and subscriptions online. Read all about it in The De Smet News. Also, just this week The De Smet News is now on Twitter and Facebook, be sure to follow and like them.

Tritle, David. “Wilder Society Completes Two Large Projects.” The De Smet News 21 August 2013: 1. 479063488

The Society reports on three projects:

  • They’ve declared the first school of De Smet, South Dakota renovation complete. There is a photo, although what is shown in the photo is the teacher desk covered with artifacts and the wall behind. I wish they’d shown a wider view. What’s in the photo looks about like it did last year when I visited. I’m glad they’ve kept some of the original stuff including the blackboard they found underneath the wallpaper. I can’t wait to visit again and see what they’ve done.
  • Director Cheryl Palmlund has declared the Garth Williams illustration project is closed. The original goal was $30,000. They raised $82,000 instead and used the money to purchase 62 original drawings.
  • The last project is a long term goal. They plan on working on the South Dakota State University Department of Architecture in Brookings, SD to create plans for a new exhibit center.

Find all the De Smet news that’s fit to print in the De Smet News.

Sarah S. Uthoff is 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.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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