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. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association hopes that you will join us in Mankato in 2012.
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
Includes Decorah and Burr Oak, Iowa, Spring Valley, Minnesota, and Ferneva Brimacomb.
Day 2 – July 14, 2010
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
Registration, Amy Lauters, Sandra Hume, Kelly Ferguson, Ann Dahl, Museum Staff Greetings, Michelle McCellan, Kristina Sukalski, and Dale Cockerell.
Author/illustrator Cheryl Harness, John E. Miller, Jenna Hunnef, Jim Hicks, the Harvey Dunn Plein Aire Event, and the Manchester Tornado.
Pepin contingent with Kitty Latane, Barbara Mays Boustead, Lynn Urban, Homesite Panel, Author Panel, and Dale Cockerell.
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
Old car, Connie Neumann, Amy Lauters, Linnea Mattson, (Quilts, Sewing, and Crafts), and Betsy-Tacy events.
Pamela Smith Hill, Make and Take Crafts, Sarah S. Uthoff , Bookstore Display, Suzanne Falck-Yi, College Library, Kay Weisman, Gayle Abrahamson and Jane Palmer.
Emily Wooster, Osage Indian Responds, Charles Lewis, and Mavis Richardson.
Day 5 – July 17, 2010
Laura Ingalls Wilder Documentary, Wendy Corsi Staub, Barbara Mays Boustead, John Fry, Ann Dahl, Gayle Keresey, and Loving Laura panel.
Judy Green, Tin Pail Luncheon/Spelling Bee, and Farewell Mankato.
Walnut Grove – Part 1
Pa’s church bell, actual walnut grove town is named for, and pageant grounds.
Walnut Grove – Part 2
Dugout Site, pageant supper, and downtown Walnut Grove.
Day 6 – July 18, 2010 – Last Day
We look around Walnut Grove. Walnut Grove Museum, Dugout Site Memorial and Dugout Site.
The drive home. Thanks for watching!
Last Updated: March 14, 2011
By Sarah S. Uthoff firstname.lastname@example.org