Since 2011, I’ve done this program at the 2012 LauraPalooza and it’s combination of Laura’s life story and the story of dolls in her life and in fandom has continued to prove popular. I’ve continued to add to it and I’m always looking for new dolls to add.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: What a DOLL!
Once we review the basic information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life, we examine through photos the history of the different dolls created in the likeness of Laura Ingalls Wilder or created as souvenirs. Which dolls do you need for your collection. Sarah appears in a costume matching the only Laura doll so far created as “old” Laura and brings that doll along in person. (NOTE: This program works best as a PowerPoint.)
This is a program I first put on for the Bussey Doll Event in Mt. Pleasant. I have extended it since then and learned a lot more about Laura dolls.
The program includes everything from the hickory nut head dolls sold by Mansfield in the 1960s to the Ingalls family of dolls by Ashton Drake to the dolls made and sold in…
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