It’s a big anniversary for the TV show again this year (2019) and once again the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and the Pageant in Walnut Grove are hosting a reunion. The first episode of NBC’s Little House on the Prairie TV show aired September 11, 1974. In 2014 the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove and the Walnut Grove Pageant hosted a reunion of 11 cast members. For those of you who are looking forward to the reunion and those who will be left behind, take a virtual visit to the 40th reunion back in 2014. Here’s the top things to know.
During 2014 I attended the reunion. While I was there I took an unusual route to get around a group of people and tripped. I went straight down and scraped up my face pretty badly as you can see in the videos. People who were there that time are probably going to remember me because of that and the huge bandage on my face. If you would have a similar problem while you are there, Walnut Grove doesn’t have a hospital. They do have an EMT unit and although its members will be doing other things, stop at the museum as a first stop for basic medical needs and they should be able to grab an EMT for you if necessary for evaluation for needing further care. Band-aids, etc. are for sale at the town grocery. If it’s a BIG emergency, dial 911 like you would normally do.
Although it was a nasty fall and ruined several of plans for the day and broke my camera, I’m happy to report that I recovered fully. I didn’t break my nose or any teeth and no scars.
Find descriptions of my 2014 Reunion podcasts with descriptions and alternate ways to listen.
In addition to my video a class took videos that they hoped to release as a DVD. They didn’t, but did post it on YouTube. Sadly they’ve since been pulled down, but my navigation notes will tell you what was covered.
I’ve put my video diaries into a playlist. I think you’ll enjoy it.
Finally find this round up on Walnut Grove posts and videos from 2014 that needs updated. LOL
Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She 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. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.