February 2, 2016, 7pm: Annual Meeting & Program with refreshments. This year they will have an inaugural performance on a newly-acquired reed organ, restored by Dave Zahn. Year in review and looking ahead, elections to the board, recognition of volunteers. Public welcome! Location: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Pepin, WI.
February 7, 2016, 2pm: Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 149th birthday at the Little House Wayside! Put on your warm woolens and join us for a birthday party at the cabin (snow date: February 21 at 2pm). Location: Little House Wayside, County Road CC, Pepin.
April 2, 2016, 6pm: Sugaring Off Dance! Marking the end of winter and the annual sap run, we’ll dance to the same traditional tunes described in the “Dance at Grandpa’s” chapter of Little House in the Big Woods, and enjoy a potluck dinner featuring local foods and maple syrup, all in a beautifully-restored one room school. The band is the Rush River Ramblers. Old time music with called dances, refreshments. $10 at the door. People are welcome to come in costume, or as they are. Location: Pleasant Corners Schoolhouse, intersection of County Roads J & JJ, Stockholm, WI (ticketed event).
September 10 & 11, 2016: Laura Ingalls Wilder Days! Fiddle contest, Laura contest, traditional crafts area, horse-drawn-wagon rides, food, Quilt show, craft vendors, parade, & more. Location: Multiple sites in and around Pepin, the Museum, and the Little House Wayside.
Museum open for the season Sunday, May 15, 2016. Open daily 10 – 5 through Sunday, October 16, open weekends in late October. Please see the museum website for additional information.
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 Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.