September 2016 Presentations

Sarah in Ma's Kitchen on Ingalls Homestead
Sarah in Ma’s Kitchen on Ingalls Homestead

September tends to be a busy month. I’m very pleased to point out that I’ll be doing a hands on house at Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids. I’m going to be doing some woodstove cooking so come on out.

  • Laura Days in Pepin, Wisconsin – Sept. 10 and 11, 2016
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Activity – Ushers Ferry Historic Village – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Sunday, September 18, 2016

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

 

September 2016 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

As always there’s a lot of events during September. I hope that you’ll get a chance to attend at least one of them. Remember to check my events post near the beginning of each month.

Sarah Uthoff sitting on merry-go-round in front of one-room school
Sarah at Ingalls Homestead

Pepin WI

Laura Days – September 10-11, 2016

Mansfield MO

Laura’s Memories Pageant

Evening (7:30 pm) Performance Dates (rain or shine):

  • Sept. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2016

Morning (10:30 am) Performances: Sept. 17, 2016

Wilder Festival: Sept. 17, 2016

Malone/Burke NY

Find more on events.

Celebration of Youth – Saturday, July 30, 2016 10 am-4 pm

Annual Harvest Festival and Civil War Living History Encampment – September 24-25, 2016 10 am-4 pm

  • All Wilder buildings will be open for self-guided tours.
  • Civil War living history encampment and skirmishes
  • Pumpkin painting and children’s 19th century games in the apple orchard, children’s corn pit in the barn, Farmer Boy readings.
  • 7th Annual “As Time Passes” adult juried art show on display in the museum. Vote for People’s Choice.
  • Food and beverages available. Freshly made donuts!

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum – West Branch, Iowa

Laura Ingalls Wilder expert and editor of The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, William T. Anderson will speak at their Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered event on will speak at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The event is held every Labor Day which falls this year on Monday, September 5, 2016. You have to purchase museum admission to attend the program, but no separate ticket is required. You can pre-pay for your admission online. Find more details and a link to purchase tickets.

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

 

William Anderson Speaks At Hoover on Labor Day 2016

Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson

Laura Ingalls Wilder researcher extraordinaire, William T. Anderson recently brought out a collection of Laura’s letters called The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The book is currently available both as a paper book and as an audio book. Be sure to get it through the homesite giftshops to help support them.

He was interviewed on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa by Charity Nebbe. Listen to the podcast here:

http://iowapublicradio.org/post/selected-letters-laura-ingalls-wilder#stream/0

On the podcast Bill is joined by Dwight Miller, the senior archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum when they collected the Laura Ingalls Wilder/ Rose Wilder Lane papers. Dwight gives a short version of how the papers came to the Library.

Bill will be speaking at the Library on Labor Day, September 5th with programs at 11am and 2pm.

In order to attend the program you need to pay admission to the museum. You can purchase tickets online,http://estore.archives.gov/Hoover/ProductInfo/H05SE1.aspx, or buy them at the sales desk the day of the talk. See the link for full information about admission (costs, levels, etc.). If you want to attend both shows you need to buy each show separately.

I’ll be there, will you?

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

Youngville on Lincoln Highway

Let’s visit again the Youngville Cafe.

Sarah's Notebook

Youngville in its Prime Youngville in its Prime

Lincoln Highway

I grew up not too far off of Highway 30 which is the current number for most of what used to be the Lincoln Highway, so I’ve always known about it. Friends from other parts of the country haven’t, but the Lincoln Highway is right up there with Route 66 in highway/travel legends. It was the first coast to coast highway and was the first to be paved the entire way (although that took a long time). Watch an introduction about the Lincoln Highway in my previous post here:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/lincoln-highway-introduction

Road Architecture

As these kind of major roads got started, roadside businesses sprung up. Sometimes they were cafes/gas stations, sometimes they added in functions like hotels, dance halls, and even grocery stores. These were the sort of places you see in 1930s and 1940s movies where the heroine meets the male lead. They serviced…

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Red Chief Tablets

Does your one-room school have a Big Chief tablet?

Sarah's Notebook

Red Chief Tablet Plant Red Chief Tablet Plant in St. Joseph, MO

Starting in 1906, a common sight in one-room schools was the Red Chief Tablet which was lined

Big Chief Print Block Big Chief Print Block, Big Chief Tablet Mini-Museum

rough paper in a tablet with a red cover featuring the portrait of a Native American chief. The chief was a line drawing of a Chief from the Great Plains complete with a full feathered, headdress. These were originally manufactured by the WesternTab Company in the pictured building in St. Joseph, Missouri. It was eventually bought out by Mead who kept the operation there until 2007. (Dates given on the tour of the building.) Mead found that the costs for updating the building to change manufacturing styles was cost prohibitive and they liquidated all production there. This might have partially been under pressure to be politically correct because while many Mead paper products and designs were made…

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New Theme Trial 3

At the beginning of the summer I decided to switch themes so I decided to try a few of them. I started off intending to do a new theme every 3 weeks and to live with them awhile. Instead I ended up using Fictive all summer.

I think it’s pretty and it moves all the links to the left hand column which I think a good thing. Unfortunately I had to add the search box, the page links – which I put a lot of information on my pages – don’t show, and I don’t like trying to get from one post to another. So I may be back, but I’m going to go ahead and try the next one.

Fictive Theme
Fictive Theme

The current theme is called Flounder. What I like about this one from the get go is how the pages are separated out from the rest of the stuff. I don’t like the set up at the top as well as Fictive. But we’ll try living with it.

Flounder Theme
Flounder Theme

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

Travel Times at the Iowa State Fair

Gearing up for the Iowa State Fair.

Sarah's Notebook

4H Building at Iowa State Fair

Travel Times is the travel element of Trundlebed Tales Radio. We seek out people with interesting hobbies and trips and try to give you an insiders point of view. In tonight’s episode we interview my mother, Susie Uthoff whose family has been visiting the Iowa State Fair since the 1920s.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2011/08/10/travel-times-iowa-state-fair

See my post on the Butter Cow here:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/butter-cow

I wrote about our visit in 2007 here:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/08/17/iowa-state-fair

Another family’s memories of the fair:
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011308140024

Running from the TARDIS Running from the TARDIS

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…

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