Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2015

For a long time I debated if I could possibly keep a list of Laura Ingalls Wilder events around the country up to date. I finally decided that current information is probably best posted on a month by month basis so for current information search this site for the name of the month you are looking for and the word event (for example July 2014 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events).

I decided that doing an annual list of the major repeating events would be worthwhile. Last year it went great where everyone had the information I need out in January. It was a lot harder to get the right dates this year, but I’ve done the best I could. I’ll update this as I get more information. Most of these events are annual, but check with the group hosting the event for exact dates for following years.

Pepin WI

New Addition Opens June 21, 2014

Pave the Way Drive Continues – $60 Donation for a Brick

Laura Days – September 12-13, 2015
http://www.lauradays.org

Independence KS

Prairie Days June 2015 – Date not released yet

Watch for Various Living History Events Throughout the Year

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Site De Smet
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Site De Smet

Walnut Grove MN

Fragments of a Dream Pageant July 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2015
http://www.walnutgrove.org/pageant.htm

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 back for full schedule:
http://www.walnutgrove.org/festival.htm

Burr Oak IA

Spaghetti Supper February 13, 2015

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days June 27-28, 2015

Also watch for a booksale

De Smet SD

By the Shores of Silver Lake –  July 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, 19; 24, 25, 26

Pageant Selection for 2016 – The Long Winter

http://www.desmetpageant.org

Mansfield MO

Laura’s Memories Pageant

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

  • July 17-18, 24-25, 31,
  • Aug. 1,
  • Sept. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2015

Morning (10:30 am) Performances: Sept. 19
Wilder Festival is Sept. 19
http://www.visitmo.com/lauras-memories.aspx

Website:
http://www.laurasmemories.com

Malone/Burke NY

Find their calendar list with more details here.

Children’s Art & Literary Landmark Celebration (includes plaque unveiling) July 11, 2015

Cultural Festival- Scottish Fling Aug. 29, 2015

Annual Harvest Festival & Civil War Living History Encampment Sept. 26 & 27, 2015

Celebrate Christmas With Almanzo Dec. 5, 2015

Vinton IA

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

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Keystone Area Historical Association always hosts an event on August 3rd, Carrie’s actual birthday no matter what day of the week it falls on.

LauraPalooza

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

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

Heritage Hill – Green Bay WI

Heritage Hill has long held an annual Laura Ingalls Wilder event, so I left this in as a place holder. They are giving it a rest in 2015, but plan on it returning in the future.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  August 1-2, 2015 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
http://www.gcv.org/EventCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eid=20

Laura Historian William T. Anderson will be speaking.

American Printing House for the Blind – Louisville, KY

Mary Ingalls Birthday Party January 10, 2015

MOOC

Part 2 of the Laura Ingalls Wilder MOOC will launch in April 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBvykV6P4g0

Books

Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder has been re-released with a CD instead of a cassette tape.

https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/book-musical-memories-of-laura-ingalls-wilder/

Last Updated: March 1, 2015
By Sarah S. Uthoff info@trundlebedtales.com

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.

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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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