Protecting their Land: The Ingallses, the Wilders, and the Married Women’s Property Acts

Guest Blog Author: Caroline Fraser A few years ago when I was doing research in De Smet for my forthcoming biography, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I was lucky enough to find in the Loftus Store

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LIW Birthday Celebrations Across the Country.

Help celebrate the 150 th anniversary of the birth of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House series of books at these Libraries. Laura was born on Feb 7, 1867. Laura enthusiast, Judy Green will bring Laura and

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LAURAPALOOZA 2017
Little Houses, Mighty Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Announcing LauraPalooza 2017  Little Houses, Mighty Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years of Laura Ingalls Wilder The Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association is pleased to sponsor the fourth LauraPalooza conference, to be held at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield,

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Preserving the Legacy Through Unwavering Support

Have you ever been the lucky winner of an item at one of the Laurapalooza Auctions?  Ever wondered where the money raised by these auctions goes?  Do you know how the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association actually supports

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Ribbon-Cutting for Mansfield’s New Museum at Rocky Ridge

Couldn’t make it to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield? The LIWLRA was there to share the experience with you.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2016

For a long time I debated if I could possibly keep a list of Laura Ingalls Wilder events around the country up to date. I finally decided that current information is probably best posted on a month by month basis

Posted in Burr Oak, Crowley, De Smet -- Ingalls Homestead, De Smet -- LIWMS, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Independence, Little House Travel, Malone, Mansfield, Pepin, Spring Valley, Vinton, Walnut Grove, Westville, FL Tagged with:

Annual Christmas Shopping Guide 2015

We’re running a little late this year, but there’s still time to get that perfect gift for your Laura fan under the tree before Christmas. Whether you are looking for the perfect present for the Laura Ingalls Wilder fan in

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Season Ends 2015

 October usually is about the end of the main Laura Ingalls Wilder season for the year. If you plan a Laura trip during or after October, make sure you call ahead. They may or may not be able to accommodate

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Smile! Laura is on Amazon

Amazon Smile Amazon has created a program where if you go in through Amazon smile instead of straight a small percentage of every purchase (taken off Amazon’s share – the price you pay won’t increase) and donate it to your

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Burr Oak Laura Days 2015 Festival Recap

One of the quieter Laura events, Burr Oak’s Laura Days is definitely worth the trip. Try to get there in the morning to see their parade. It tends to have all the normal small town “Days” events (minus the beer

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