The Mary Ingalls Society has been hard at work. Not only were they able to put on their first event this year and gearing up for their first pageant this summer, but they’ve been doing a lot of behind the scenes work too. The previous museum space had been damaged during the straight line winds and closely following rains and retrieval efforts a lot of the organization of the system was lost as things were knocked around by the wind and thrown into boxes in the efforts to rescue them. Sadly some things were permanently lost, but Mary Ingalls Society volunteers have been re-organizing things and seeing that they are scanned for preservation, framed in correct conservation approved style, and other wise safely stored. They have been working in a couple of the rooms and plan on moving operations to a new location soon in the Iowa School for the Blind building.
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 Facebook, Twitter, Google+,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.