February tends to be bad time for Laura Ingalls Wilder events since in the northern part of the country tends to have event cancelling weather, but many people buck the weather and try anyway for local events. (Would it have killed Laura to be born in May? LOL) Here are the ones on my radar.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – 7pm Annual Meeting
This year they will have an inaugural performance on a newly-acquired reed organ, restored by Dave Zahn. Check on their Facebook page for notice if weather causes a delay.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 – 2 pm CT Marc and Brandi Janssen host the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday Show at Uptown Bill’s (see the Mickey Rooney movie Bill). Music and stories from the Little House books. Great afternoon of entertainment.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 – 2 pm CT Trundlebed Tales On-Air Birthday Party Stream/Call in from anywhere
Sunday, February 7, 2016 – 2pm CT 149th Celebration of Laura’s Birthday
The celebration at the birthplace cabin in Pepin, Wisconsin, will be on Sunday afternoon at 2pm, with hot drinks and birthday treats for all who brave the weather to come out. “snow date” would be Feb 21.
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.