July is the busiest month for events at the Laura homesites. For a long time I avoided Laura Ingalls Wilder events because I dislike crowds and I was used to the big events they used to have at Ushers Ferry. However, after I started going I discovered that there are all sorts of special activities. It’s not the same experience as going when it’s quieter, but it’s definitely worth a trip to any Laura event.
Walnut Grove MN
- July 14-15, 2017
- July 21-22, 2017
- July 28-29, 2017
It’s the 40th Anniversary of the Pageant! Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays July 15, July 22, and July 29, 2017
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check the Walnut Grove website for full schedule and more details as it gets closer. At this point, no speakers or celebrity appearances are scheduled.
De Smet SD
July 14-16 2017 – an event in De Smet, South Dakota in honor of Laura’s 150th anniversary
- July 7, 8, 9, 2017
- July 14, 15, 16 2017
- July 21, 22, 23 2017
Pageant Selection for 2018 – These Happy Golden Years
Spring Valley MN
Find more about their events.
Eliza Jane School Days – July 24-25 & 27-28, 2017
July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2017
Find more on events.
July 22, 2017 Laura: Happy 150th
- Birthday cake!
- Children’s art on display, along with students’ essays. Award ceremony and the announcement of Honorary Laura and Almanzo
- Kids art activities, 19th century games, vendors, food
- Entertainment & more!
Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI
World of Little House – July 22, 2017 to July 30, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Watch their website for more 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.