Whether you’re looking for a Laura Christmas present, a tax write-off, or just want to help out, today is the perfect time to donate to the Laura Ingalls Wilder/Rose Wilder Lane Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri.
Right now they are preparing for the move into the new museum, but they are still needing funds to use towards paving the parking lot at the new complex and a wonderful walking trail to the historic home.
Drury University helped them produce a video about what they are working on:
Museum Director Jean Coday included a letter on the page:
Now a few words from our Director:
You may have noticed that we are in the process of building a new Museum that is set to open March of 2016.
Many of our visitors inquire about walking the path to the Rock House, as you may remember, this path has been closed due to a much needed restoration. There is also a need for a walking path from the new museum to the Historic Farm House. The funds raised here would also cover the cost of paving the parking area.
We have undertaken a Fund Raising effort to make “Laura’s Paths” a reality. Please feel free to forward this to anyone interested in helping us with the fund raising project.
Director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum
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.