August 2018 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

Pepin Cabin
Pepin Cabin

It’s August and it’s the last harrah of summer with a few more events at the homesites.

De Smet SD

The Ingalls Homestead is hosting a Plein Air Event (painting in the open air) in conjunction with the Harvey Dunn Society. Find more details about a previous event. – August 10, 11, 12, 2018 and August 9, 10, 11, 2019

Spring Valley MN

Ag Days (town celebration formerly Wilderfest) August 17-19, 2018

Mansfield MO

Justamere Club: Legend of the Blue Willow T-Shirt Painting Party 
Legend of the Blue Willow T-Shirt Making Party
Create art for yourself while conserving it for others!
When: Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Laura Ingalls Wilder Home, Mansfield, MO
Cost: $25 per person. Reservations are Required (Limited to 50 people)
Includes:

  • Admission to the museum & both houses
  • Supplies
  • Your own custom t-shirt *Please specify size in “Order Notes” when checking out*
  • Refreshments

Come learn about Laura’s favorite dish pattern and the legend behind it. Participants will make their own t-shirt using imagery from the story. Each t-shirt will be custom made making it a unique piece of art. This is an all ages event. Come and go as you please.

Pa’s Fiddle will be played on August 10, 2018 at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum. Elsa Godding will do the honors at 11 AM in the afternoon! This is a free event!!!

Laura’s Memories Pageant August 31, 2018

Malone/Burke NY

Annual Cultural Festival – The British Have Landed! – August 28, 2018

Celebrating the British heritage of the area in the mid 19th century with traditional food, music, demonstrations, craft vendors, and more!

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Carrie Ingalls Swanzey’s Birthday Party – August 3, 2018 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Weekend  – August 4-5, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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.

August 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

August is a quieter month than July, but there are still plenty of events to choose from.

Wagon Ride at Pageant
Wagon Ride at Pageant

De Smet SD

The Ingalls Homestead is hosting a Plein Air Event (painting in the open air) in conjunction with the Harvey Dunn Society. Find more details about a previous event. – August 11, 12, 13, 2017

Spring Valley MN

Find more about their events.

Ag Days (town celebration) August 17-20, 2017

Malone/Burke NY

Find more on events.

Aug. 26, 2017— Annual Cultural Festival – Native American Festival!

Celebrating the Native American heritage of the area in the mid 19th century with traditional food, music, dancers, demonstrations, craft vendors, and more!

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Keystone Area Historical Association always hosts an event on August 3rd, previously this event was held on Carrie’s actual birthday no matter what day of the week it falls on. This will be changing in future.

Heritage Hill – Green Bay WI

Laura Ingalls Wilder Event August 12 & 13, 2017 10:00 am – 4:30 pm– Watch their website for more details.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  – August 5-6, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Watch for their page to be updated with 2017 information

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum – West Branch, Iowa

Hoover’s Hometown Days – August 5, 2017 1:30 pm Christine Woodside of Libertarians on the Prairie and David Davenport of Rugged Individualism to talk about their respective books.

 

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.

August 2016 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

August is a quieter month than July, but there are still plenty of events to choose from.

Times 2016

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Keystone Area Historical Association always hosts an event on August 3rd, Carrie’s actual birthday no matter what day of the week it falls on.

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI

World of Little House – July 16 – August 7, 2016 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/4466/the-world-of-little-house

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  August 6-7, 2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Vinton IA

Mary Ingalls Society Pageant – August 5, 6, and 7 2016. The 7th will be a Sunday Maintee.

Malone/Burke NY

Find more on events.

Cultural Festival-Irish Fenian Festival – Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10 am-4 pm

  • Celebrating the Irish heritage of the area in the mid-19th century with food, music, demonstrations, and more, Fenian Raid reenactments. More details to follow.

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.

August 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

School for the Blind (Rear View)
School for the Blind (Rear View)

August isn’t as big a Laura Ingalls Wilder fandom month as July, but it’s still busy. Check out these events from around the country. A little late getting this out this month, so we’ve missed a couple, but most of these are annual events so be sure to write a reminder on your calendar to look for them next year.

Vinton IA

Mary Ingalls Society Pageant July 31, August 1 and 2, 2015

Mansfield MO

Laura’s Memories Pageant

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

  • Aug. 1

They also have offered a coupon this year.

Malone/Burke NY

Find their calendar list with more details here.

Cultural Festival- Scottish Fling Aug. 29, 2015 10 am – 4 pm

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Keystone Area Historical Association always hosts an event on August 3rd, Carrie’s actual birthday no matter what day of the week it falls on.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  August 1-2, 2015 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Sarah S. Uthoff 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.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

July 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

July and September tend to have the biggest number of Laura Ingalls Wilder events. Here are the ones I’ve pulled together for this month. I’ve also thrown in a couple of Aug. 1st or 2nd dates so they don’t sneak up on you.

Sarah Uthoff at Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Sarah Uthoff at Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Walnut Grove MN

Fragments of a Dream Pageant

  • July 10-11
  • July 17-18
  • July 24-25

Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2015
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check the Walnut Grove website for full schedule and more details.

De Smet SD

By the Shores of Silver Lake

  • July 10-12
  • July 17-19
  • July 24-26

Spring Valley MN

Eliza Jane School Days July -The 27-28 and 30-31, 2015

Mansfield MO

Laura’s Memories Pageant

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

  • July 17-18, 24-25, 31, Aug. 1 – There are more dates later in the Summer.

Malone/Burke NY

Find their calendar list with more details here.

Children’s art display opens July 4, 2015

Children’s Art & Literary Landmark Celebration (includes plaque unveiling) July 11, 2015 10 am – 4 pm

Vinton IA

Mary Ingalls Society Pageant July 31, August 1 and 2, 2015

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI

World of Little House – June 15, 2015 – July 31, 2015
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/3895/the-world-of-little-house

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  August 1-2, 2015 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

LauraPalooza

The 2015 national Laura Ingalls Wilder conference will be held July 16-17, 2015 with July 18th spent in De Smet.

 

Sarah S. Uthoff 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.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2015

For a long time I debated if I could possibly keep a list of Laura Ingalls Wilder events around the country up to date. I finally decided that current information is probably best posted on a month by month basis so for current information search this site for the name of the month you are looking for and the word event (for example July 2014 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events).

I decided that doing an annual list of the major repeating events would be worthwhile. Last year it went great where everyone had the information I need out in January. It was a lot harder to get the right dates this year, but I’ve done the best I could. I’ll update this as I get more information. Most of these events are annual, but check with the group hosting the event for exact dates for following years.

Pepin WI

New Addition Opens June 21, 2014

Pave the Way Drive Continues – $60 Donation for a Brick

Laura Days – September 12-13, 2015
http://www.lauradays.org

Independence KS

Prairie Days June 2015 – Date not released yet

Watch for Various Living History Events Throughout the Year

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Site De Smet
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Site De Smet

Walnut Grove MN

Fragments of a Dream Pageant July 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2015
http://www.walnutgrove.org/pageant.htm

Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2015
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check back for full schedule:
http://www.walnutgrove.org/festival.htm

Burr Oak IA

Spaghetti Supper February 13, 2015

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days June 27-28, 2015

Also watch for a booksale

De Smet SD

By the Shores of Silver Lake –  July 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, 19; 24, 25, 26

Pageant Selection for 2016 – The Long Winter

http://www.desmetpageant.org

Mansfield MO

Laura’s Memories Pageant

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

  • July 17-18, 24-25, 31,
  • Aug. 1,
  • Sept. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2015

Morning (10:30 am) Performances: Sept. 19
Wilder Festival is Sept. 19
http://www.visitmo.com/lauras-memories.aspx

Website:
http://www.laurasmemories.com

Malone/Burke NY

Find their calendar list with more details here.

Children’s Art & Literary Landmark Celebration (includes plaque unveiling) July 11, 2015

Cultural Festival- Scottish Fling Aug. 29, 2015

Annual Harvest Festival & Civil War Living History Encampment Sept. 26 & 27, 2015

Celebrate Christmas With Almanzo Dec. 5, 2015

Vinton IA

Mary Ingalls Society Pageant July 31, August 1 and 2, 2015

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Keystone Area Historical Association always hosts an event on August 3rd, Carrie’s actual birthday no matter what day of the week it falls on.

LauraPalooza

The 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder conference will be held July 16-17, 2015 with July 18th spent in De Smet.

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI

World of Little House – June 15, 2015 – July 31, 2015
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/3895/the-world-of-little-house

Heritage Hill – Green Bay WI

Heritage Hill has long held an annual Laura Ingalls Wilder event, so I left this in as a place holder. They are giving it a rest in 2015, but plan on it returning in the future.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  August 1-2, 2015 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
http://www.gcv.org/EventCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eid=20

Laura Historian William T. Anderson will be speaking.

American Printing House for the Blind – Louisville, KY

Mary Ingalls Birthday Party January 10, 2015

MOOC

Part 2 of the Laura Ingalls Wilder MOOC will launch in April 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBvykV6P4g0

Books

Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder has been re-released with a CD instead of a cassette tape.

https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/book-musical-memories-of-laura-ingalls-wilder/

Last Updated: March 1, 2015
By Sarah S. Uthoff info@trundlebedtales.com

Sarah S. Uthoff 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.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

August 2014 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

WG Dolls 1During August check out these Laura Ingalls Wilder related events around the country. August seems to be a big time for Laura events so if I’ve missed one please let me know. I should have done this post first this month. We’ve missed a couple already, but I’ll include them anyway.

I’m still playing with the formatting of these posts. Do you like this look better? Would a list by calendar date be more helpful than by place? Please comment in how I can make these more useful to you.

Vinton IA

First Annual Mary Ingalls Society Pageant August 1-2, 2014

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

No matter what day of the week it falls on, Keystone always does an event on Aug. 3rd, Carrie’s birthday

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Aug. 2-3, 2014

Laura Historian William T. Anderson will be speaking.

Mansfield MO

Laura’s Memories Pageant
Aug. 29-30, 2014 Look for more dates in September

Malone/Burke NY

Find their calendar list with more details here.

Cultural Festival- Fete Du Quebecois (NEW!) Aug. 23, 2014

And finally as a heads up for the beginning of next month

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

Good news, I’m returning as speaker!

Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered – Sept. 1, 2014

Sarah S. Uthoff 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.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.