June is the start of summer and that’s when events at the homesites spring into full gear. Besides our normal events we have a few one-offs this year including a very unique fundraiser at Mansfield and a piece of unsettling news.
Prairie Days – Saturday, June 9, 2018 10am-4pm
Burr Oak IA
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days June 22-24, 2018
Spring Valley MN
Annual Ice Cream Social – June 15, 2018
Justamere Club Painting Event: This is a plein air event (painting in the open air) for a $60.00 ticket you’ll get: all of the needed painting supplies, a guided painting session, tours of the Homes and Museum, refreshments and a guided conservation activity. This Event is limited to the first 30 tickets sold. Your tickets may be purchased online or by calling 417-924-3626.
Tours are still available, but events are in doubt due to uncertainty of the future of the building. If you really want to visit do it before June 1, 2018.
American Writers Museum – Chicago, Illinois
Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page Exhibit from November 18, 2017 – Spring 2018
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.