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.
Laura Days – September 10-11, 2016
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
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 onFacebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.