June 2019 Presentations

Sarah in 1890s clothes in front of false front building
Sarah at Flindt Garage on Ingalls Homestead

June is a month where you see a lot more events than presentations, but I do have one of this month. Even though I’m not speaking there this year, I want to point out that a conference I often speak at the Country School Association of America (one-room schools) is happening this June. There is still time to register for that one.

  • Roland Public Library – Roland, Iowa – Packing Up – June 1, 2019 – 11:00am

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.

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Trundlebed Tales Rolls Out New Brochure for 2019

I’ve updated on my brochure for 2019. Take a look!

Small View of my Brochure

Remember Trundlebed Tales is more than just in person presentations and a blog, I have a websiteYouTube channel, podcastTwitterFacebook, etc. Find my links all around the web. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at my trading cards.

But I think it’s most important that I speak in person. If you want to hear me, be sure to pass this on to your local library, museum, or event.

Brochure2019a

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For more in depth descriptions of my program than show in the brochure check out my Program Descriptions page and for more information about booking check out How to Book a Program. 🙂

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.

Top 10 Posts During March 2019

Me in covered wagon by Walnut Grove Museum Sign
In the Photo Wagon outside Walnut Grove

Here are the blog posts and pages that have had the most views last month. Take a look maybe there is something there that will interest you too.

Where did Albert come from?

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2019

Homestead Land Patents

Schedule of Presentations

Mt Pleasant IA Midwest Old Threshers 2019 Events

For Reporters, the Press, and other Publicity

Earthquake!

Mentions January February 2019

Lincoln Home Update

Ep 100 Laura Ingalls Wilder Fandom Roundup 2018

Readers in SPACE!

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

April 2019 Presentations

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April is always a busy month for presentations and this year is no exception. I’ve also added my first program in May. Check and see if there is a program coming near you.

  • Lake Mills Public Library – Lake Mills, Iowa – Packing Up – April 3, 2019 – 5:30pm
  • Athena Club – Belle Plain, Iowa – A Long Way Home (General Laura Program) – April 8, 2019 – 6:30pm
  • Ottumwa Women’s Club – Ottumwa, Iowa – In the Kitchen With Laura – April 9, 2019 – 1pm
  • Siouxland Libraries – One Book Siouxland: Prairie Fire -Sioux Falls, South Dakota – A Long Way Home (General Laura Program) – April 14, 2019 – 3pm
  • Nashua Public Library – Nashua, Iowa – Packing Up – May 4, 2019 – 10:30am

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

Booking a Program 2019

Old Laura behind a kitchen table
1930s In the Kitchen With Laura at Winterset, Iowa

You don’t have to have me come through a Humanities Iowa grant (scroll down to the second section below to find out how to do it), but it is such a good deal that I strongly recommend it for programs that qualify.

I am also available to speak out of state. I have been approved for several events with the South Dakota Humanities program, but each needs a proposal. I’m glad to work with you for any needed proposal.

The booking process:

1.       Decide roughly what you want me to do. Do you have a program in mind? Read all about my possible programs.  Are you thinking about extras like handouts or crafts? How long do you want me to be there outside of the program (for example if it’s an event do you want me to circulate awhile before the presentation and drum up interest)? Also, do you want me for one program or more?

2.       Contact me and set up a date. We both have to agree on a date and time that works for both of us.

3.       Price depends on exactly where you want me to go and what you want me to do. Please contact me so we can discuss the details. For programs NOT through Humanities Iowa normally I charge $250 for an in-state program with 50 cents a mile mileage, but exact charges can depend on the answers to number 1 above. Out of state the first program is $300. Additional programs can be added at a single site for a lower rate. You can talk with me for suggestions for funding. (Updated prices for 2019)

Qualifying for a Humanities Iowa Grant

As a member of the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau, I am pre-approved for their community group grants. That can be libraries, schools, museums, and other civic organizations or groups. Find a list of requirements at the link above, but basically you need to be located in Iowa and have a program aimed at either adults or families. Children only groups are not approved, but I’ve had approvals for groups that met within a school or had school based groups as long as you also reach out to the public to come to the event. Be sure to specify how you will do that on the grant application. Find both a printable and an online fillable version of the grant application form near the bottom under Step 2.
Humanities Iowa will no longer take grant applications more than 6 months before the program, so a program on June 1st couldn’t be booked before January 1st.
Please note that you do NOT have to fill out the full grant application that is located under the Grants tab on their homepage to get a Speakers Bureau speaker.
If your group’s event is approved, you pay $50 and Humanities Iowa will cover most other expenses. (Extra costs might apply when an overnight stay is necessary, for supplies if you choose to add an optional craft, etc.)   For more information check their webpage.
Or contact them at:
Humanities Iowa
100 LIB RM 4039
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Ready for publicity?

4.       Visit the For Reporters, the Press, and Other Publicity page for downloadable photos with full rights for use, information about the programs, answers to questions I’m frequently asked by the press, a sample press release and other useful information.

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.

Introduction of Published Works Page

We’re introducing a new page that lists of works that I’ve had published. It’s not a complete list, but includes major works and some that are just favorites. I hope you enjoy taking a look. I’ve copied the text from the original posting here. I’m sure the page will continue to grow and change over the years.

Below is a partial list of the published works from the keyboard of Sarah S. Uthoff:

Uthoff, Sarah. “Library Explains How to Find Additional Resources Online.” Kirkwood Communique. 27 April 2018.
http://www.kirkwoodstudentmedia.com/news/view.php/1033836/Library-explains-how-to-find-additional-. Accessed 2 October 2018.

Uthoff, Sarah. “Museum Evaluation and Fromative Assessment.” ALHFAM Bulletin, 47.3. (Fall 2017): 13-15.
NOTE: ALHFAM stands for Association of Living History Farms and Museums, a professional international organization for people who do living history. They had a problem with a switch in editors and so this edition actually came out in July 2018.

Uthoff, Sarah and Susan Uthoff. “Museums and Food Allergies.” ALHFAM Bulletin, vol. 46, no. 4. Winter 2016, pp. 20-21. http://alhfam.org/museums-food-allergies
NOTE: ALHFAM stands for Association of Living History Farms and Museums, a professional international organization for people who do living history. They had a problem with a switch in editors and so this edition actually came out in August 2017.

Uthoff, Sarah. “About The Ingalls Family.” Little House on the Prairie. n.d. Web. 6 July 2016.
http://littlehouseontheprairie.com/about-the-ingalls-family/
(Note: This was published in June 2016, but not dated on page. )

“About the Ingalls Family.” Little House on the Prairie. (20 June 2016).

With a Committee. Demonstration Manual for Foodways Interpretation – ALHFAM 2016

Uthoff, Sarah. “Grown-Up Laura Ingalls Wilder Party.” Little House on the Prairie. n.d. Web. 3 February 2016.
http://littlehouseontheprairie.com/grown-up-laura-ingalls-wilder-party
(Note: This was published on February 3, 2016, but not dated on page. )

“In the Kitchen with Laura Ingalls Wilder.” Little House on the Prairie. (15 Sept. 2015)

Referenced in “Banned Book Week.” School Library Journal blog (26 Sept. 2013)

Referenced in “Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic ‘Little House’ series still resonates years later.” Chicago Tribune (9 Aug. 2013).

Interviewed on Dakota Life for “Life on the Prairie” episode May 2013.

“Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life,” by Pamela Smith Hill. [Book Review] Western Historical Quarterly 40.1 (Spring 2009): 113.

“Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life (A Review).”Homesteader 6.2 (2007): 5.

“Letter to Laura.” [Essay] In Jack, Zachary Michael, ed. Letters to a Young Iowan. North Liberty, Iowa: Ice Cube Press, 2007.

“Do You Have an Electric Salad Bowl in Your Museum?” Thresholds in Education 32.3 (Fall 2006): 30-32.

“Twenty-five Years of the Little House Cookbook.The Homesteader (Winter 2006-2007): 3.

With Susan Uthoff. “Admission and Price Comparison 1972 and 2005.” MOMCC Magazine 26.3 (2005): 12-13.

“How to Cash in on a Quality Cookbook.” ALHFAM Bulletin 34.1 (2004): 7 – 9.

“Using LIW in the Classroom: Teachers Share Ideas in De Smet.” The Homesteader 2.2 (2003-2004): 4.

“Notes from Walnut Grove – 30 Years of Celebrating Laura.” The Homesteader 3.2 (2004-2005): 5.

“Collecting Our Past: Flax Machine, Wheel Spins Yarn of Simple Life” Cedar Rapids Gazette (8 May 2005): 2J. [NOTE: Credited to Johnson County Historical Society Staff]

“A Resource for Costuming 1900-1950.” [Book Review] Country School Association of America Newsletter.                 http://csaa.typepad.com/country_school_associatio/

“Ten Years of Celebrating Laura at the Hoover Presidential Library.” American Road: Newsletter of the Hoover Presidential Library Association 27.63 (2003): 15-16.

UPDATED: January 7, 2019

By Sarah S. Uthoff info@trundlebedtales.com

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.

 

 

In the Kitchen With Laura Update 2018

Another year and we’ve added at least a couple of our In the Kitchen With Laura posts. What is In the Kitchen with Laura? One of the ways I celebrate Laura is through historic cooking. These posts take you into a historic kitchen. Sometimes it’s something to try hands on, sometimes it’s just learning something about food and cooking. All of them are things you could do, In the Kitchen With Laura. Here’s a longer explanation. Enjoy the directory of all the posts from this popular series.

Sarah in costume holding Fannie Farmer and Joy of Cooking cookbooks
Fannie Farmer and Joy of Cooking Show the Change in Cooking

What is In the Kitchen With Laura?
http://littlehouseontheprairie.com/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-ingalls-wilder

Learn more about my program In the Kitchen With Laura:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/fizz-boom-read-and-in-the-kitchen-with-laura-ingalls-wilder

Check out these images from the program:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-test-shots

Pig Tail
Pig Tail

In the Kitchen With Laura Posts

Butter and Egg Money:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-june-2014

Cambric Tea:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2018/12/24/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-cambric-tea

Churning Butter as in the Little House books:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-churning-garth-williams/

Cook’s Country Food History Videos:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-morel-mushrooms

Fannie Farmer Cookbook and The Joy of Cooking:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-august-2014

Fire:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-fire

Ginger Water:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-july-2014

Goats:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-april-2014

Handwritten Recipes:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-project-jan-2014

Kerosene Lamps:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-kerosene-lamps

Losing Food Words:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-losing-words

Measurements:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-project-march-2014

Morel Mushrooms:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-morel-mushrooms

Pepper Rings:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/in-the-kitchen-pepper-rings

Roundup of Food History Videos:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-cooks-country-food-history

Shortening:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-may-2014

Spices:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-spices

Supper versus Dinner versus Lunch:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-supper-vs-dinner

Whipped Cream:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-whipped-cream

Woodstove Basics:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-project-february-2014

Wringer Washer:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/in-the-kitchen-with-laura-wringer-washer

UPDATED January 1 2018: I added more explanation in an introductory paragraph.

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.