Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2019

It’s not always easy to find out about what’s going on for Laura Ingalls Wilder events around the country. 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 2018 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events). Check out the page version of this post which I update with major changes.

Let me know if I’m missing any. Most of these events are annual, but check with the group hosting the event for exact dates for following years.

NOTE: The Little House on the Prairie website uses a more extensive definition of events then I do. So check them out for additional listings. As of February 17, 2019 they hadn’t yet posted their 2019 schedule, but I assume it is in the works.

Blue lake with a tree and grass on shore
Silver Lake October 2018

Pepin WI

Laura Days – September 14-15, 2019
Their big Laura event of the year it includes all manners of celebration of Laura including a Little Miss Laura contest, a regional fiddle contest, activities at the birthplace cabin, historic crafts, and Sarah Uthoff as a keynote speaker. The other keynote this year is Renee Graef.

Open 10 AM – 5 PM DAILY (including weekends & holidays) from May 1st thru Mid-October
Closed for the winter.

Independence KS

Prairie Days – Saturday, June 8, 2019 10am-5pm

Summer hours are March 1st to September 1st, everyday 10-5 pm.
Winter hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10-5 pm. starting in September till November 1st.

Walnut Grove MN

Fragments of a Dream Pageant

Museum/Pageant 2018 Brochure

  • July 5-6, 2019
  • July 12-13, 2019
  • July 19-20, 2019

The Little House on the Prairie Cast Reunion is July 12 and 13. Tickets for those nights of the pageant are $35 for Reserved Seats and $33 for General Admission.

Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays
July 6, 12-13, and 20, 2019. The festival goes from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check the Walnut Grove website for full schedule and more details as it gets closer. 

July 11-14, 2019 they will have a Little House on the Prairie TV show cast reunion. They are still under negotiation so no cast list has yet been announced. Watch for more information. Check out my podcasts about my trip to the 2014 Walnut Grove Reunion.

A set up for working flax, flax break, combs etc
Working Flax at Laura Days – Black Cat Farm

Burr Oak IA

Spaghetti Supper InviteFind out more about their events.

Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 5:30 PM · St. Benedict Church Basement, Decorah, Iowa
New Event – Spring Book Sale 2019 – May 4, 2019

Advent Christian Church Open House (the church by the cemetery at the top of the hill, you drive by the cemetery on the way into town but you have to go through town to reach the parking area and the church)
– May  27, 2019 (Memorial Day) 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  June 21-23, 2019

Fall Fest and Used Book Sale – Date to be Announced – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Birthday Parties can be scheduled by any group at any time.

Season opens May 1

  • Monday-Saturday: 10:00 – 4:00   Last tour 3:00
  • Sunday: Noon – 4:00 Last tour 3:00

Memorial Day – Labor Day

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:00 – 5:00  Last tour 4:00
  • Sunday: Noon – 4:00  Last tour 3:00

Post Labor Day – mid October:        

  • Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 – 4:00  Last tour 3:00 
  • Closed Sunday-Wednesday

De Smet SD

By the Shores of Silver Lake

  • July 5, 6, 2019
  • July 7 – 12, 2019
  • July 13, 14 – 19, 20, 21, 2019

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 9, 10, 11, 2019

Memorial Society

  • January-April: Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • May: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Due to school field-trips our tour times will vary, please call ahead.
  • June-July: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • August: Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • September: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Closed Sunday
  • October-December: Closed over Christmas week,
    Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    *Tentative tour schedule: 10 AM & 2 PM. Subject to change.

Ingalls Homestead

  • Spring Hours: Last week of April – May 23, Monday – Friday, Hours vary daily as we host school field trips.  It is best to contact us for details.  During our Spring season we are not open on the weekends.
  • Summer Hours: May 25 – September 2, Daily 9AM – 7PM
    Activities are offered from 10AM – 6PM
    The first covered wagon ride leaves around 10AM and the last one leaves at 6PM with rides leaving throughout the day.  We are open seven days a week throughout the summer, including Sundays and Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.
  • Fall Hours: September 4 – September 30, Daily 9AM – 5PM
    Activities are offered from 11AM – 2PM
  • October 1 – October 31, Daily 9AM – 5PM, weather permitting
    No activities offered, but the grounds, visitors center, and gift shop are open.
  • Winter Hours: The grounds are closed for the winter, but we are still in the office. If you would like to make a camping reservation, request information, or place a phone order, please don’t hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

behind the barns

Spring Valley MN

  • Annual Meeting – April 7th
  • Spring Teas – May 11th (reservations required)
  • Opening Day – May 25th
  • Ice Cream Social – June 14 5-7 P.M.
  • Eliza Jane School House Days – End of July
  • AG Days Town Celebration – August 15-18
  • Seasonal Closing For Weekdays (Except by Appointment) – September 2nd
  • Seasonal Closing For All Days (Except by Appointment) – October 27th
  • Possible Winter House Tours

Almanzo 100 – Gravel road racing through the beautiful rolling countryside of Fillmore County, NE Iowa and SW Wisconsin – Has moved out of Spring Valley

They aren’t planning on continuing the Christmas Teas.

Other events [ Annual Ice Cream Social, Eliza Jane One Room School Days –Ag Days (town celebration) ] aren’t scheduled yet

Mansfield MO

Note: Recently Mansfield has been scheduling small events without a lot of notice. If this trend continues I will add them to list as soon as I find out about them. This year Mansfield has a theme – A Season With Rose.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Festival will take place on April 25th and 26th, 2019. It will partner with the author appearance in the Marshfield, Missouri’s Cherry Blossom Festival.

April 28, 2019 “Little House” Cast to gather at the Museum in Mansfield to cut the ribbon on a special exhibit. 2:00pm

May 11, 2019  Justamere Graveyard Workshop [dealing with the cleaning of tombstones]
July 8 – 12, 2019 Rocky Ridge Adventure Pioneer Camp
July 24 – 28, 2019 Rocky Ridge Adventure Pioneer Camp

 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association is excited to announce the addition of “Rocky Ridge Adventure Pioneer Camp” to our 2019 season! The camp will be for children ages (9-12) and we will offer two different weeks, June 24-28 and July 8-12. Camp will cost $50 per child and will include a week of exciting adventures around Rocky Ridge Farm. Campers will enjoy many learning activities, bringing a hands-on perspective to the pioneer lifestyle. This week of adventure will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily. There will be a special rate of $5 off each registration with 2 children or more. Camp will take place, rain or shine!! Your child will not want to miss this special week of historic fun and memories!!!! Register today and reserve your spot in the first summer camp to take place at Rocky Ridge Farm!! Registration cost includes 5 days of camp, tin cup, badge, book, shirt and a hat (bonnet for girls and coon skin cap for boys). Download the Registration Form here 2019 Camper Registration Form For more information, call 417-924-3626.

August 2, 2019 7:00pm – Sunset Serenade with Pa’s Fiddle
September 20, 2019 – in the Evening: Annual Wilder Benefit Dinner- Special Guest Alison Arngrim – not sure on the time  yet
September 21, 2019 – Wilder Day and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Fiddle Off
November 15, 2019 – Season with Rose comes to an end.
December 7, 2019Christmas with Laura 6:00pm

 

The Ozark Mountain Players has not yet set pageant dates this year, but they always do several shows of Laura’s Memories Pageant during Wilder Days.

Malone/Burke NY

Find more on events.

Annual Board Meeting where any member may attend Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9:00am Malone Lodge of the Elks, Elm Street Malone RSVP by farm@almanzowilderfarm.com or 518-483-0774.

Celebration of Youth and Morgan Horse – July 20, 2019

  • 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!

Annual Cultural Festival– Fete du Quebecois – August 24, 2019

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

Annual Harvest Festival & Civil War Living History Encampment – September 28-29, 2019

  • Civil War living history encampment
  • Pumpkin painting and children’s 19th century game in the orchard, children’s corn pit in the barn,
  • 9th Annual “As Time Passes” adult juried art show on display
  • Entertainment, demonstrators, craft & produce

Sept. 29, 2018 Open extended Sunday hours 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Civil War reenactors living history encampment and one skirmish. Regular admission and guided tours available. Last tour at 3:00 pm.

Christmas with Almanzo  – December 7, 2019

  • Children’s  craft activities
  • Farmer Boy Christmas chapter readings, carol singing.

ALL EVENTS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Vinton IA

Tours are not currently available. We are in doubt of future events due to uncertainty of the future of the building.

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Carrie Ingalls Swanzey’s Birthday Party – Date Unknown

William T. Anderson

March 5, 2019 – Marysville Public Library, MI

April 25-27, 2019 – Cherry Blossom Fest, Marshfield, MO, Children’s Lit Fest, Panel with Little House on the Prairie TV show stars

May 30-31, 2019 – Fifth Annual Midwest History Conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

American Printing House for the Blind – Louisville, Kentucky

They alternate between a Mary Ingalls party and a Louis Braille party. This year is Mary’s turn. Find out more about their other events.

MARY INGALLS: THE FRONTIER YEARS
Saturday, January 5, 1:00-3:00 pm

“My sister Mary is the reason I am a writer,” said Laura Ingalls Wilder, the celebrated author of the Little House books. Mary lost her sight at the age of fourteen, and Laura became her sister’s eyes, describing the world around her so her sister could “see” as well. Without her sight, Mary was expected to perform her share of the tasks in a frontier family home – housecleaning, cooking, laundry, sewing, looking after children. How did she do that? Our guest exhibitors and presenters are some of our museum friends who are blind or visually impaired. We’ll also sing along with some of Pa’s fiddle tunes, weave a beaded bracelet (the same as those Mary made for her sisters), and celebrate Mary’s birthday with a cake made from Ma’s recipe. Dressing as characters in the Little House books is encouraged. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. For all ages.

Pomona Public Library – Pomona CA

53nd Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable – Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:00PM.
There will be a craft and refreshments provided by the Daugthers of Utah Pioneers who’ll talk about life and sponsored by Friends of the Pomona Public Library.

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI

In August 2018 Old World Wisconsin announced that they felt people were getting too focused on events (which frankly is a strange reason to give museum/festival events in general are less of a draw than they were even a few years ago so if they said low attendance was while they weren’t scheduling any would make a lot more sense) and so they are focusing more on on-going activities. I think it will probably return eventually as it has disappeared, returned, stretched to over a month, and shrank back to combined with a single event weekend. However, apparently not this year.

Heritage Hill – Green Bay WI

They are not doing a Laura Ingalls Wilder event this year. Last year they said their plan was to have a Laura event every other year going forward. This would be the year and they don’t have one scheduled. They are working on their 2020 schedule and are considering a prairie days event, but an inquiry brought the response that so far nothing is decided.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

This year they won’t be having Wilder Weekend they are replacing it with “Novel weekend – Lewis Carroll.”

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum – West Branch, Iowa

Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered – Sunday, September 1, 2019 2pm
Sarah S. Uthoff

Colt on Ingalls Homestead
Colt on Ingalls Homestead

National Cowgirl Museum – Fort Worth, Texas

The National Cowgirl Museum previously had held an annual event, but stopped having it. They brought it back for the 150th as a one shot. This year they are closing for a remodel for February and March and don’t seem to have any events scheduled so far.

Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival – Marshfield, Missouri

Reunion of the TV show castFull Festival Schedule – April 25-27, 2019

Conference

LauraPalooza July 8–10, 2019, Onalaska, WI

UPDATED March 5 2019: I added the Spring Valley dates.

UPDATED March 29 2019: I added the LauraPalooza Conference.

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.

February 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

February tends to be bad time for Laura Ingalls Wilder events since in the northern part of the country tends to have event cancelling weather, but many people buck the weather and try anyway for local events. (Would it have killed Laura to be born in May? LOL) Here are the ones on my radar.

Bill and Me 2015

Pepin WI

150th Celebration of Laura’s Birthday – February 4-5, 2017 – an event in Pepin, Wisconsin in honor of Laura’s 150th birthday – Details coming later, but will include activities at the replica birthplace cabin.

Burr Oak IA

Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction and 150th Celebration – February 17, 2017 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Ushers Ferry Historic Village – Cedar Rapids IA

Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday Party Sunday, February 5, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tickets Required. (Scroll down on page to find tickets)

Pomona Public Library – Pomona CA

Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable – Saturday, February 4, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm
http://www1.youseemore.com/pomona

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI

150th Birthday Party at Old World Wisconsin– February 4, 2017  10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm More information –Preregistration is required.

National Cowgirl Museum – Fort Worth, Texas

The National Cowgirl Museum had quit their annual Laura party a few years back so thanks to Beyond Little House for giving me a heads up for this one.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th Birthday Program – February 25, 2017 10am – 1pm

Books

New HarperCollins edition out Feb. 7, 2017 – 1st three “Little House” books, also available as single titles “Return to the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic series with this gorgeous box set, which includes hardcover, unjacketed editions of the first three Little House novels—all featuring new, iconic cover art, special forewords, and no interior art.”

NOTE: The Little House on the Prairie website uses a more extensive definition of events then I do. So check them out.

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.

Pomona Public Library Endangered

Terrible news came right before the conference when word came that the Pomona Public Library is in danger of closing. This is horrible news to Laura Ingalls Wilder fans. Clara Webber was hired as their children’s librarian in the 1960s. Having already establish a correspondence with Laura Ingalls Wilder, when she made plans to make her new library a friendlier place she decided to name the children’s room after Laura. Webber spent the rest of her career building the connection, even publishing some things to make them more available to fans and creating a microfilm of their original papers. She also started the longest running Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable which is still being held yearly and is rapidly approaching its 50th anniversary. However, it may never reach it as word has come down that it will close in August due to the city’s financial problems. This will not just be a huge loss to the local community (it’s their only library in town), but also to fans who visit from around the globe to access the collection and attend the Gingerbread Sociable.

Read more about it:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pomona-library-20120630,0,3472290.story

Since that original story came out, it looks like local efforts have resulted in a temporary save by diverting money earmarked for road repair into the library and fire departments. However, this is a move designed to buy them a year.

You can write a letter of support to:

Bruce Guter
505 South Garey Avenue
Pomona, California 91766
 
Be polite, support keeping the library open, but if it can’t stress the importance of this collection going somewhere safe where it is still accessible to to the public.

Pomona Gingerbread Sociable

I don’t check with the Pomona Public Library’s blog every day because mostly it is about local library activities and I live half a continent away. This month though has been all about the Sociable so far. Only repeat photos of the collection, but new images from the actual event and a near constant countdown to it since the beginning of February. Maybe next year I’ll get to Pomona. SIGH. In the meantime read about it here.

http://pplchildrens.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html

Pomona Gingerbread Party

Every year on the Saturday closest to Laura’s birthday , the Pomona Public Library hosts a gingerbread party in her honor. Started on the 100th anniversary of her birth in 1967, it’s still a major Wilder event. I haven’t gotten there yet, but it’s definitely on my list of life goals to visit. Read about the plans for this year at the link below.

http://pplchildrens.blogspot.com/2009/01/little-house-in-big-woods.html

50th Anniversary

Really I’m not sure why they are saying 2016 is the 50th Anniversary. Everything I’ve been able to find on it (including the poster they sent me for their 25th anniversary) said they started in 1967 so I’ve been trying to figure out how to get out their for their 50th anniversary in 2017, but apparently this is the year they are celebrating. I know they’ve cut back festivities, attendance has been less, and it’s been harder to find volunteers (just like everywhere), but I hope they find a way to go on… at least until I can get out there. However, after the library (and its extensive collection of Wilderana) almost shut down a couple of years ago, I’m glad the library itself is still going.

http://www.dailybulletin.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160204/hey-pa-little-house-on-the-prairie-pomona-event-marks-50-years

Last Updated February 5, 2016: I added the 50th anniversary section and link and my current signature block.

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.

Carved Figures – UPDATED

Last time I told you all some of what I know about the Pomona Public Library and now I have a question.  The 8th photo down on the Pomona blog (link below) shows a series of carved wooden figures of the Ingalls Family. I have seen several sets of these around and as far as I can tell (which isn’t all that far) there were quite a few of these sets made, probably for sale as a  item in one of the gift shops. I heard someone say in an unconfirmed way that they were carved by a man in Minnesota.  That’s all I know about them. Can anybody else fill me in?

http://pplchildrens.blogspot.com/2008/11/after-almost-year-of-blogging-i-havent.html

UPDATE ~ I’d like to thank Nicole Elzenga from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove, MN for giving me some more information on these figures. They were carved by Minnesota artist Harvey Hultquist. She also informed me of the locations of two additional sets. One is currently on loan to the Wilder Museum by Kathy Mischke (thanks for giving us the opportunity to see a set, Kathy) and the other she had a reference to belonging to the Rapid City Public Library in Rapid City, SD as described in the book “Insiders’ Guide to SD’s Black Hills and Badlands by Thomas D. Griffith and Dustin D. Floyd. That brings to 4 the number of sets where I can tell you for sure where they are, although I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen at least one other set somewhere before I started to try to track them down. I’ll be following up on Nicole’s leads and if anyone else knows more about them, please let me know at: info@trundlebedtales.com

Pomona Public Library

Clara Webber Gets a Start

It all began when librarian Clara Webber was working in Alliance, Ohio. She began corresponding with Laura Ingalls Wilder. She later moved to California and was hired as children’s librarian at the Pomona Public Library. At the time they were in a Carnegie building that was bursting at the seams. The children’s room was less than inviting and as one of her first projects she set out to change it, with paint, new furniture, and “storybook picture fabric.”

A Room of Her Own

Ms. Webber also asked Laura if it would be all right to name the room for her. Laura replied that she would be delighted. Laura sent them a letter (see photo by following link below), a handwritten manuscript of  Little Town on the Prairie and typescript of By the Shores of Silver Lake. She also sent an autographed photo and an autographed set of the books, and eventually a map where she marked all the places she had lived (she was a little off, she couldn’t find Walnut Grove she explained – probably because she was looking east of New Ulm). When a new library was built, it was decided not only would the name remain, but a special alcove off the children’s room would be built for Wilderana. Webber continued to build the collection of Wilder material and today has one of the best collections not at one of the homesites. This is the library mentioned in the only known recording of Laura’s voice when she is thanking the library in California.

Gingerbread Social Starts

They even reprinted some of their collected articles in a special booklet to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Laura’s birth. To celebrate that momentuous occasion, the Pomona Public Library held a gingerbread sociable in her honor. The group has held it every year since on the Saturday closest to Laura’s birthday. While it was not the first library to host one of these, they certainly have been holding it the longest. In the Summer 2004 issue of “The Homesteader,” I wrote a history of their Sociable, although I have learned more since.

Early on a major attraction was a spelling bee which broke up over a controversy. Melissa Sue Anderson was a guest of honor one year and William Anderson was guest of honor another year. I still haven’t made it to one myself, but I hope to sometime. The children’s room is also known locally for a collection of dolls.

A Blog of Photos

Follow the link below to the library’s own blog where they talk about their Wilder collection and show a collection of photos. I’ve added my comments about each one below the link.

http://pplchildrens.blogspot.com/2008/11/after-almost-year-of-blogging-i-havent.html

Photo 1 – Sign of Room from when the new library building opened.

Photo 2 – Photo of Melissa Sue Anderson when she attended the Sociable in the early 1970s. Probably their highest attendence ever.

Photo 3 – Letter Laura sent for the dedication of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Room. It is quite similar to the one she sent for the Detriot opening. She apologizes in the letter that was enclosed with it that her thoughts don’t come as easily now that Almanzo had passed on.

Photos 4 & 5 – A sculptural wall map was put together based on a map Laura sent marking the approximate places she lived in blue ink and other information. Unfortunately it has been worn and needs some repair.

Photo 6 – Display case – Dolls from collection, early Laura booklets, photos of the family, a Harvey Dunn print, and pages from the Les Kelly calendar.

Photo 7 – A plate I’ve never seen, not sure if it’s specifically Wilder or generic pioneer. Sewell editions of the books (maybe their signed set?). In the lower right hand corner there appear to be dolls in the Barbara Brooks style, but not the family set.

Photo 8 – Carved Ingalls Family see my next post. They also appear in photo 9.

Photo 9 – More generic dolls plus a Charlotte and you can see part of the Barbara Brooks doll set (one of at least 3 sets she made) that Laura is describing in the only known recording of her voice. The set made for Laura is now on display at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Branch of the Wright County Library in Mansfield, Missouri and a second set is on display at the museum there.

Photo 10 – Some old clothes, some Laura plates and the current DeSmet version of the china shepherdess.

Photo 11 – More copies of the series in various editions.

Photo 12 – Manuscript in long hand, should be Little Town on the Prairie, but a little hard to read in the photo.

Photo 13 – More of the manuscript, a bound script of an episode of the TV show and some napkin rings labeled as Laura’s.

LAST UPDATED November 16 2019: I added the headings and bolded the photo numbers. I also added my current signature block.

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 ,    LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,  and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.