This is the big one. The biggest Laura Ingalls Wilder homesite events go on in July and the most different events go on then. It really makes you wish Laura had been born in July instead of February. I hope you have some travel plans made because as always they have some great stuff lined up.
Walnut Grove MN
- July 8-9, 2016
- July 15-16, 2016
- July 22-23, 2016
Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays July 9, July 16, and July 23, 2016
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check the Walnut Grove website for full schedule and more details as it gets closer.
William T. Anderson, Laura Ingalls Wilder expert extraordinaire, will be returning to Walnut Grove on July 8-10, 2016. He’ll be speaking on the 9th and will be signing both days. It will be well worth a trip. Anderson is the editor of the recent book, The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Karen Grassle (Caroline Ingalls) will return to Walnut Grove on July 16 & 17, 2016 to visit with fans during our annual Wilder Pageant weekend. The schedule will include autograph sessions on Saturday, an evening speaking engagement prior to the Wilder Pageant performance on the 16th and a photo & autograph session on Sunday.
Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle) will return to Walnut Grove during July 8-10, 2016. Stewart will be speaking in the City Park, Autographing her Tote Bags AND her NEW Book to be released in June. Once Walnut Grove has more details on her visit and the new Book they will post it on their website for advance orders.
De Smet SD
July 8-10, 2016 – I’ll be presenting the Pioneer version of In the Kitchen With Laura this Saturday at the Ingalls Homestead.
July 15-17, 2016
July 22-24, 2016
Pageant Selection for 2017 – Little Town on the Prairie
Spring Valley MN
Find more about their events.
Eliza Jane School Days – July 25-26 & 28-29 2016
Evening (7:30 pm) Performance Dates (rain or shine):
- July 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2016
Find more on events.
Celebration of Youth – Saturday, July 30, 2016 10 am-4 pm
- Children’s art show will be on display, along with student essays. Award ceremony.
- Kids art activities, 19th century games, vendors, food available.
- Morgan horses from Wm. H. Miner Institute
Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI
World of Little House – July 16 – August 7, 2016 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Heritage Hill – Green Bay WI
July 16 & 17, 2016 – Watch their website for more details. Heritage Hill has long held an annual Laura Ingalls Wilder event and confirmed it will return this year.
This is in August, but I wanted to include it so you wouldn’t miss it when you turn the calendar.
Mary Ingalls Society Pageant – August 5, 6, and 7 2016. The 7th will be a Sunday Maintee.
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.