Kitty Latane Resigns from Pepin Newsletter

Kitty Latane

Kitty Latane

I just got the sad news that Kitty Latane, the longtime editor of the Notes from Pepin — the official newsletter of the Laura Ingalls Wilder organization in Pepin, Wisconsin — has resigned from her position. Latane (pronounced Lah-tan-ay) has done a marvelous job with this newsletter, and I’m sure all of Laura fandom will join me in giving her a round of applause for all her hard work.

Kitty has been a major force in keeping the Laura in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Days in Pepin. She organizes the Buckskinner Rendezvous/traditional craft demonstration as well as the essay contest, and she presents a fascinating program on Pepin’s history at the time Laura lived there and which buildings still remain from that time. Kitty is also the co-author of  The Village of Pepin at the Time of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Kitty is known worldwide as a tinsmith, and she makes a limited-edition tin cookie cutter in a Laura design for each September’s Laura Days celebration. Here’s Kitty’s website about her tinsmithing.

Her husband, Tom, who also does a lot with the craft demonstration, has a separate page with photos of their shop and forge. Be sure to visit their shop on the main street of Pepin if you visit.

Sarah S. Uthoff, Trundle Bed Tales

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One comment on “Kitty Latane Resigns from Pepin Newsletter
  1. Kitty Latane says:

    Thank you for your kind words. It has been a pleasure to meet all of you who are so enthusiastic about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her world, and I hope I will continue to see you in the traditional crafts area of Pepin’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Days.