T-Shirt of the Month July 2019

When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.

Shirt of the Month

Here’s this month’s shirt:

Walnut Grove 45th Cast Reunion
Walnut Grove 45th Cast Reunion

Reunion of 2019

This year was the 45th Anniversary of the TV show and the Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder museum celebrated by having a reunion of the cast. Once again they were able to get 11 cast members to come. The names are listed on the back.

Full Back of T-Shirt

Listed are confirmed actors:

  • Hersha Parady aka Alice Garvey
  • Dean Butler  aka Almanzo Wilder
  • Sidney Greenbush aka Carrie Ingalls
  • Charlotte Stewart aka Eva Beadle
  • Wendi Lou Lee aka Grace Ingalls
  • David Friedman aka Jason Carter
  • Lindsay Kennedy aka Jeb Carter
  • Stan Ivar aka John Carter
  • Radames Pera aka John Sanderson Edwards
  • Alison Arngrim aka Nellie Oleson
  • Pamela Roylance aka Sarah Carter

Unfortunately, a couple of days before the reunion Stan Ivar had to withdraw. Hersha Paraday also was a last minute cancellation.

Another Winner of a Shirt

Of all the Laura homesites Walnut Grove stands out as the place who does event specific T-shirts the best. I’ve previous shirt of the month honorees include the Walnut Grove Pageant’s 40th anniversary and 2016 when Karen Grassle and Charlotte Stewart visited. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more.

Bottom of Name List

Can I Buy One?

This depends on when you are asking. They are a short run product, when they’re gone they’re gone. In 2014 they completely sold out early and could definitely have sold more so I’m guessing they ordered a good amount. So while I think you’ll probably be able to buy one after the event, ACT NOW if you want to make sure you get one.

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

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Laurapalooza Video List 2012

For each individual day below I’ll list a link to a post I did on Beyond Little House which includes more detailed descriptions on the contents of each video (including links for more information), the direct video links, and a short list of highlight features.

Find the videos from Laurapalooza 2010 here.

Sarah presenting at LauraPalooza 2012
Sarah presenting at LauraPalooza 2012

Day 1 – July 11, 2012

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2013/07/11/day-1-laurapalooza-july-11-2012/

Links to the conference packet, One More On the Way posts, and a tribute to Daniel Rabe who was very active at the conference and has since passed away. The footage focuses on my trip there and the ice cream social.

Day 2 – July 12, 2012

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2013/07/12/day-2-laurapalooza-july-12-2012/

Opening Address, Laura and Louisa, Little House and Little WomenWhat Would Laura Read? Youth’s Companion 1879, Merchandise Table, Wilder Weather – What Laura Witnessed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej-AhJJPjz4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb6PK6joTgs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLMFdRISxCM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rrws5wKRpM

Legacy Awards presented to Barbara Walker and Shirley Knakmuhs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e5AbVulO9c

Dr. George Tann, Black Frontier Physician, Julie Williams, The Legalities of Rose and Roger, Pa’s Fiddle, Authors Reception, Amber Waves

Day 3 – July 13, 2012

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2013/07/13/day-3-laurapalooza-july-13-2012/

Bad luck for Friday 13th, Quilt Historian, Hands On Music, Hands On Quilts, Hands on Food, Wendy McClure and Barbara Walker at hands on food

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9FUp3Cu2k0

Barbara Walker keynote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPEujAlJyn4

Some more greetings, Alison Argrim’s show, Charlotte Stewart shows up as a surprise at Alison Arngrim’s show, Beth Ingalls-Leisses.

Day 4 – July 14, 2012

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2013/07/15/day-4-laurapalooza-july-14-2012/

Start of last day of conference, Julie Williams – Little Newspaper on the Prairie, more greetings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS9zd_oYN30

Educator Panel, Kelly Kathleen Ferguson – A Twenty-First Century Look at the Farm Cure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpMB1wZA7AU

Sarah Uthoff – What a Doll!, Spelling Bee, Silent Auction, Closing Remarks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKtns1C0KHg

Walnut Grove, Charlotte Stewart, Eleck Nelson Fan Club

Days 5 and 6 LauraPalooza July 15-16 2012

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2013/07/16/days-5-and-6-laurapalooza-july-15-16-2012/

And we end with a short video about the last two days of my trip.

And I can now link you to the video magazine I was filming with which is part of why I went to De Smet.

Read more about it and find the link here:
http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2013/06/12/laura-ingalls-wilder-on-dakota-life

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.

 

Laurapalooza Video List 2010

The first Laurapalooza burst onto Laura fandom July 14-17, 2010. This video blog is intended to share memories with those who did attend and give those who could not attend a glimpse into what it was like to attend.

For each part of the video below, I’ve added links and additional to the post, which in many cases has extra information, to the video itself, and give enough information that if you’re looking for something you can hopefully find it.

Day 1 – July 13, 2010

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/14/video-of-day-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip0azwSImqY

Includes Decorah and Burr Oak, Iowa, Spring Valley, Minnesota, and Ferneva Brimacomb.

Day 2 – July 14, 2010

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/15/laurapalooza-video-diary-day-2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_GYx0wJ4J0&feature=related

Includes Maude Hart Lovelace in Mankato, Minnesota, a look around the University of Minnesota-Mankato campus, and the ice cream social with welcomes from Amy Lauters, the Betsy-Tacy Society, John E. Miller, and Dean Butler.

Day 3 – July 15, 2010

Part 1

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/16/laurapalooza-video-diary-day-3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYktSlqeKAg

Registration, Amy Lauters, Sandra Hume, Kelly Ferguson, Ann Dahl, Museum Staff Greetings, Michelle McCellan, Kristina Sukalski, and Dale Cockerell.

Part 2

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/22/video-diary-day-3-part-2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGEql8BdMNo&feature=related

Author/illustrator Cheryl Harness, John E. Miller, Jenna Hunnef, Jim Hicks, the Harvey Dunn Plein Aire Event, and the Manchester Tornado.

Part 3

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/22/video-diary-day-3-part-3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doOQfXlMYqY

Pepin contingent with Kitty Latane, Barbara Mays Boustead, Lynn Urban, Homesite Panel, Author Panel, and Dale Cockerell.

Part 4

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/23/video-diary-day-3-part-4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtWcn6rNHsU&feature=related

Connie Neumann at Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association Booth, Sue Duggan, Author Reception with Nancy Cleaveland and Penny Linsenmayer.

Day 4 – July 16, 2010

Part 1

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/08/01/video-diary-day-4-part-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gannNdk8v1k&feature=related

Old car, Connie Neumann, Amy Lauters, Linnea Mattson, (Quilts, Sewing, and Crafts), and Betsy-Tacy events.

Part 2

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/24/video-diary-day-4-part-2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fe0OCnrevU&feature=related

Pamela Smith Hill, Make and Take Crafts, Sarah S. Uthoff , Bookstore Display, Suzanne Falck-Yi, College Library, Kay Weisman, Gayle Abrahamson and Jane Palmer.

Part 3

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/08/01/trip-video-diary-day-4-part-3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEW92_ftqHw

Emily Wooster, Osage Indian Responds, Charles Lewis, and Mavis Richardson.

Day 5 – July 17, 2010

Part 1

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/25/laurapalooza-video-diary-day-5-part-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXkRNpGuO4Q

Laura Ingalls Wilder Documentary, Wendy Corsi Staub, Barbara Mays Boustead, John Fry, Ann Dahl, Gayle Keresey, and Loving Laura panel.

Part 2

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/25/video-diary-day-5-part-2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmN9BuUlwH0

Judy Green, Tin Pail Luncheon/Spelling Bee, and Farewell Mankato.

Sleepy Eye

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/28/video-diary-sleepy-eye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FkuOJ5zFcs&feature=related

Walnut Grove – Part 1

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/30/video-diary-walnut-grove-pt-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEao0NLEq14&feature=related

Pa’s church bell, actual walnut grove town is named for, and pageant grounds.

Walnut Grove – Part 2

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/30/video-diary-walnut-grove-pt-2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COlpfK8T2n8&feature=related

Dugout Site, pageant supper, and downtown Walnut Grove.

Day 6 – July 18, 2010 – Last Day

Part 1

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/31/video-blog-last-day-part-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3a36QyngVo&feature=related

We look around Walnut Grove. Walnut Grove Museum, Dugout Site Memorial and Dugout Site.

Part 2

http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/07/31/video-blog-last-day-part-2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buJQ2LGNSII&feature=related

The drive home. Thanks for watching!

July 2019 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

July is always a big month for events.  I hope you have a Laura trip planned for this month. Catch up on all of Laura Ingalls Wilder fandom this month.

Me in covered wagon by Walnut Grove Museum Sign
In the Photo Wagon outside Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove MN

Fragments of a Dream Pageant

Museum/Pageant 2018 Brochure

  • July 5-6, 2019
  • July 12-13, 2019
  • July 19-20, 2019

The Little House on the Prairie Cast Reunion is July 12 and 13. Tickets for those nights of the pageant are $35 for Reserved Seats and $33 for General Admission.

Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays
July 6, 12-13, and 20, 2019. The festival goes from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check the Walnut Grove website for full schedule and more details as it gets closer. 

July 11-14, 2019 they will have a Little House on the Prairie TV show cast reunion. They are still under negotiation so no cast list has yet been announced. Watch for more information. Check out my podcasts about my trip to the 2014 Walnut Grove Reunion.

“On Friday July 12th, 2019 there will be a “Little House” Luncheon with the Stars. Each Star will have a table with additional seats. All 11 Stars will be at the Luncheon, so 66 seats are available. Luncheon to begin at 11:00 a.m.”

De Smet SD

By the Shores of Silver Lake

  • July 5, 6, 2019
  • July 7 – 12, 2019
  • July 13, 14 – 19, 20, 21, 2019

Spring Valley MN

    • Eliza Jane School House Days – End of July

Mansfield MO

Note: Recently Mansfield has been scheduling small events without a lot of notice. If this trend continues I will add them to list as soon as I find out about them. This year Mansfield has a theme – A Season With Rose.

July 8 – 12, 2019 Rocky Ridge Adventure Pioneer Camp
July 24 – 28, 2019 Rocky Ridge Adventure Pioneer Camp

 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association is excited to announce the addition of “Rocky Ridge Adventure Pioneer Camp” to our 2019 season! The camp will be for children ages (9-12) and we will offer two different weeks, June 24-28 and July 8-12. Camp will cost $50 per child and will include a week of exciting adventures around Rocky Ridge Farm. Campers will enjoy many learning activities, bringing a hands-on perspective to the pioneer lifestyle. This week of adventure will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily. There will be a special rate of $5 off each registration with 2 children or more. Camp will take place, rain or shine!! Your child will not want to miss this special week of historic fun and memories!!!! Register today and reserve your spot in the first summer camp to take place at Rocky Ridge Farm!! Registration cost includes 5 days of camp, tin cup, badge, book, shirt and a hat (bonnet for girls and coon skin cap for boys). Download the Registration Form here 2019 Camper Registration Form For more information, call 417-924-3626.

Malone/Burke NY

Find more on events.

Celebration of Youth and Morgan Horse – July 20, 2019

  • Children’s art on display, along with students’ essays. Award ceremony and the announcement of Honorary Laura and Almanzo
  • Kids art activities, 19th century games, vendors, food
  • Entertainment & more!

Conference

LauraPalooza July 8–10, 2019, Onalaska, WI

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.

2014 Little House Cast Reunion

Cast on Stage Courtesy of Linda Starbuck
Cast on Stage
Courtesy of Linda Starbuck

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.

If you enjoy this blog, here is a directory to my TV show themed posts and for the real town of Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

Medical Mishap

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.

2014 Podcasts

Find descriptions of my 2014 Reunion podcasts with descriptions and alternate ways to listen.

2014 Videos

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.

45th Cast Reunion at Walnut Grove FAQs

Here are the official FAQs. Thanks to Paul Valenti for putting these together. I added a few additional statements marked as Blog Ed. Notes and reformatted it a little bit with bold highlighting key points for easy scanning.

Also, for more information check out my interview with museum director Amy.

Before we jump in, I’d also like to give everyone a heads up that the pageant grounds suffered massive flooding in 2018. Part of the income from this event will go to continuing repairs of the pageant to help keep it being a star attraction for visiting Laura fans. – SSU

Paul’s FAQs

1. DO I NEED A TICKET?
[Blog Ed. Note: There are two answers because there will be 2 major events going on.]

Answer A: [Blog Ed. Note: A pageant is an outdoor play almost always put on by volunteers and amateur actors. There are many of them across the country nearly all historic, Shakespeare, or Biblical. This one tells the story of the Ingalls family during their time in Walnut Grove and Burr Oak, Iowa. It’s pretty impressive. Even if you don’t make it for this reunion, always include the pageant if possible on any Walnut Grove Laura trip.]
You need a TICKET to attend the PAGEANT. The pageant occurs in the evenings, both on Friday & Saturday. You can purchase tickets online. You should also be able to buy tickets the day of the pageant, you just may be sitting in one of the back rows!

Answer B: There will be a BRACELET available [for purchase] at the museum store as well as at the City Park where the autographing sessions are being set up. The bracelet will cost $35 for a single day or $60 for the entire weekend. This bracelet enables you to obtain autographs from all of the cast members appearing in Walnut Grove. The cast members will also be selling their individual photos in the museum store and at the City Park for you to purchase separately to have autographed. You will be allowed to bring up to 2 items through the line, per trip, to have autographed. In other words, if you have 4 items, you will be asked to get back in line after your first two items have been signed. Please note….please do not ask the cast members to sign scraps of paper, programs, ticket stubs or photos printed from the internet. They WILL be glad to sign your books, DVDs, CDs, “Little House” related items and their photos which have been purchased from the museum store and on the grounds of the City Park. Anything purchased from the museum store is acceptable for autographing!

2. WHERE DO WE STAY?

Answer: Anywhere you can find a place. Lodging close to Walnut Grove has been sold out for about a month now so you will probably end up at least 30 minutes away as it stands currently. [Blog Ed. Note: Seriously, finding lodging is always the first step in planning a successful Walnut Grove trip. If you do not live close enough to drive home at night do NOT plan on coming until you have lodging worked out. Do that FIRST!]

3. WHERE DO WE FLY INTO?

Answer: Most people coming to Walnut Grove events use the Minneapolis/St Paul (MSP) airport due to its favorable connections and better prices compared to the airport in Sioux Falls, SD, even though Sioux Falls IS closer.

4. WHERE DO WE EAT?

Answer: There are several restaurants in Walnut Grove and most people want to make at least one stop at “Nellie’s Cafe”. Be prepared to wait awhile due to the large number of people who are descending on Walnut Grove that weekend. There will also be various vendors situated around if you are looking for something quick. [Blog Ed. Note: The evening of each pageant night local service clubs serve meals in the community center which is on the far end of the block that houses the museum – the distance is a long block and note you will most likely end up walking on gravel for part of it. I highly recommend these pageant suppers to support the town and to get a taste of small town life. They only do the evening meal, but they start serving late afternoon. Also note that Nellie’s is a very small mom and pop/small town cafe style restaurant. It’s actually a little small even for the type of restaurant it is so turn around time to get a table is pretty long. Nellie’s extending their hours during the reunion from 6am to 7:30pm.]

5. HOW DO WE GET AROUND TO THE REUNION EVENTS?

Answer: If you are driving to Walnut Grove on Route 14, IGNORE the DETOUR SIGNS. They are there to keep thru traffic continuing on Highway 14, but you are not going through, you are going TO Walnut Grove. Once you are in Walnut Grove, you’ll find it to be a nice cozy sized town, you can literally walk anywhere in town in about 15 minutes at the most, including to the church to ring “Pa’s Bell”. The pageant, Plum Creek and the LIW dugout site, however, are about a 10 minute drive from Walnut Grove. [Blog Ed. Note: To repeat the detour is for thru traffic so it drives you AROUND the town and you want to stop there so don’t take it. Also, note that the pageant and the dugout site are in opposite directions from town. The dugout is north and the pageant is south. I personally STRONGLY advise you to plan on parking your car and walking wherever you want to go, except to the pageant or the dugout site, because with the town population basically quadrupling during the event free parking spots near the action will be fairly non-existent during most of the day.]

6. WHERE IS THE AUTOGRAPHING TAKING PLACE?

Answer: The actors will be set up in the City Park, which is right in the center of town and across the street from the museum and museum store; those of you who have been there before know that this is where the large gazebo sits. Autographing sessions are the main event over the reunion weekend, happening most of the day on both Friday & Saturday, beginning around 10 am in the mornings and around 2 pm in the afternoons of both days. There will be a separate line for each of the actors, so expect to see fans running around, jumping into various lines. PLEASE BE NICE TO YOUR FELLOW FANS! Cutting in lines is frowned upon and is something that we will be keeping an eye on.

7. CAN WE TAKE A PICTURE WITH CAST MEMBER?

Answer: To have your picture taken with the actor whose line you are in, simply turn around IN FRONT of the table that they are sitting at. They will lean forward after signing your item for the picture opp. PLEASE HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER READY! I and various other staff members will be floating around to help with the photo taking; otherwise, ask the fan standing behind you or whoever might have come with you to help. Please help us keep the lines moving!

8. CAN WE TAKE A GROUP PHOTO WITH ALL OF THE CAST MEMBERS?

Answer: On Sunday, the cast will be set up in a room with a “Little House” theme in the Community Center and the fan(s) will be set up amongst them, there will be staff there to take the photo using your camera/cell phone. This photo opportunity will cost $10.

That’s it for now….feel free to feed me more questions as we get closer to this event. I will be updating periodically as needed!

UPDATED July 3 2019: The photo opportunity will be in the Community Center.

This is Sarah just adding this one from the interview you should add to above. There will be a lot of portapotties around, but flushable toilets not in restaurants are 1. Museum 2. Community Center 3. Gas Station across the street from the train tracks which last time everyone seemed to forget was there.

Cooking at Ushers Ferry June 2019

Sarah in 1890s Outfit Baking
Sarah Baking in Usher House Kitchen

Are you looking for a fun project for Wednesday, June 20th? Then come on out to Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids.

Ushers Ferry is where I got my start in living history and first and third person historical interpretation. In the last couple of years I’ve returned for a couple of events and gotten a chance to cook on a wood cookstove again.

I’m going to be heading back next week.

Stop by:

Wednesday, June 21, 2019 between 5:30 and 8:30pm, tour Ushers Ferry and stop in to see me cook!

I’ll be in the Usher House.

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.