Major Previous Appearances

Sarah presenting at LauraPalooza 2012
Sarah presenting at LauraPalooza 2012

Here are some of Sarah’s past appearances:

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Days – Pepin, Wisconsin – “Long Way Home: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder” – Annual Keynote Speaker – September 2006 – Present
  • Hoover Presidential Library Labor Day Event – West Branch, Iowa – “Remember Laura Ingalls Wilder” – Annual Keynote Speaker September 1999 – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2019
  • Siouxland Public Library One Book: Prairie FiresA Long Way Home (General Laura Program) – April 14, 2019
  • Iowa Library Association – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Library Rescue:
    What Jon Taffer Taught Me About Libraries – October 4, 2018
  • Country School Association of American – Beatrice, Nebraska – What’s For Lunch? Update:What Did One-Room School Students Take for Lunch? – June 19, 2018
  • Iowa History Camp – A Wilder Thanksgiving: Pioneer to Pilgrim – November 11, 2017
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Days – Pepin, Wisconsin – Annual Keynote Speaker September 2006 – Present
  • Ingalls Homestead – De Smet, South Dakota – In the Kitchen With Laura (Pioneer version) – July 9, 2016
  • Iowa Library Association – Dubuque, Iowa – Digital Natives? : Basics of Information Literacy – October 13, 2016
  • Ingalls Homestead – De Smet, South Dakota – In the Kitchen With Laura (Pioneer version) – July 9, 2016
  • Innovative Libraries Online Conference – Digital Natives? : Basics of Information Literacy – January 21, 2016
  • Kirkwood Community College Collaborative Learning Days – Cedar Rapids IA – Developing Critical Thinking Skills With Sue Miller  – Nov. 23, 2015
  • History Camp Iowa (a national moving conference) – November 14, 2015
  • Family Festival during Walnut Grove Pageant “Fragments of a Dream” – Walnut Grove, Minnesota – In the Kitchen With Laura – July 25, 2015
  • National Laura Ingalls Wilder Literary and Research Association Conference – July 2010, July 2012, July 2015
  • Country School Association of America – St. Joseph, Missouri – Laura Ingalls Wilder and One-Room Schools – June 15-18, 2014
  • North Central Library Symposium – Laura Ingalls Wilder and Genealogy for Non-Genealogist Librarians – April 25, 2014
  • Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference – Statewide Online Conference Genealogy for Non-Genealogist Librarians – Jan. 9, 2014
  • Association of Rural and Small Libraries – Omaha NE – Genealogy for Non-Genealogist Librarians – Sept. 27-28, 2013
  • ALHFAM – University of Akron – Akron OH – Thanksgiving: Pilgrim to Pioneer with Kathleen Wall – June 15, 2013
  • ALHFAM – University of Akron – Akron OH – One-Room School Lunch – June 15, 2013
  • Midwest Open-Air Museum Coordinating Council – Cedar Rapids IA – One-Room School Lunch – November 2012
  • LauraPalooza: National Conference of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association –
    Laura Ingalls Wilder: What a Doll! (dolls in the life, writings, and fandom of Laura Ingalls Wilder) – July 2012
  • Spoke at 4 Laura Ingalls Wilder Museums during 2011
  • 40th Anniversary of De Smet Pageant, De Smet, South Dakota – July 2011
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Day, Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum, Burr Oak, Iowa – June 2011
  • Prairie Days, Little House on Prairie Museum, Independence, Kansas – June 2011
  • Hoover Presidential Library Christmas program as exhibit consultant – November 2010
  •  LauraPalooza: National Conference of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association – Mankato, Minnesota – The Role Book Design and the Publishing Industry on the “Little House” Books – July 2010
  • Iowa Library Association (ILA)/Association of College and Research Libraries – With Genny Yarne – Cedar Rapids Iowa – Pushing Library Resources – April 23, 2010
  • Northern Iowa Community College Continuing Ed Class – Decorah IA – Climb into My Covered Wagon – May 9, 2007
  • Iowa Reading Association – Des Moines IA – Writing Isn’t Perfect: Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder – April 2007
  • Midwest Open-Air Museum Coordinating Council – Glenview, Illinois – Do You Have An Electric Salad Bowl in Your Museum? – March 2007
  • Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance One-Room School Workshop – Mt. Pleasant IA – Do You Have an Electric Salad Bowl in Your Museum? –  October 2006
  • Laura’s Homestead One-Room Teacher Day – De Smet SD – Long Way Home: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder – July 2006
  • Country School Association of American Conference – Do You Have an Electric Salad Bowl in Your Museum? – June 2006
  • Beyond Rubies – Cedar Rapids IA – Various Wilder programs 2005-2008, Reading 2006, Introduction to Oral History – 2007, Genealogy Where Do I Start? – 2007
  • Wallace National Research Symposium on Talent Development – Iowa City IA – Launch Your Students To New Heights: By Partnering With Your Library Media Specialist – May 24, 2004
  • Laura’s Homestead School Day Conference – De Smet South Dakota – Living History in the Classroom – June 20, 2003
  • Eastern Illinois University Historical Administration Program Association Symposium – Lerna IL – Feeding the Visitors –April 5, 2003
  • Midwest Open-Air Museum Coordinating Council – Galena, Illinois – Just Like Little House on the Prairie – November 2002
  • One Room School Museum Conference at the University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa – You’re Not Alone – June 2002
  • Iowa Educational Media Association State Meeting – Des Moines, Iowa – How the Publishing Industry Effected the “Little House” Books – April 2002
  • University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa – Titanic’s Iowa Connections – November 1999

 

  • She has also taught continuing education classes on Wilder at two community colleges and a training session for the staff at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Burr Oak, Iowa.

Last Updated: July 17, 2019

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 FacebookTwitter ,  LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.