Season Ends

October usually is about the end of the main Laura Ingalls Wilder season for the year. If you plan a Laura trip after that, make sure you call ahead. They may or may not be able to accommodate you by opening the museum, etc. or giving lists of what there is to see. On the plus side you get autumn foliage and then snow photos. I called around to find out when the Laura museums were officially closing for the year.

Pepin, WI – Closed October 30, 2011

Independence, KS – Closed October 31, 2011 – Daily, Weekends in November, call before you go

Walnut Grove, MN – Closed October 31, 2011, Mail Order shopping still available

Burr Oak, IA – Closed October 31, 2011

De Smet, SD –
Memorial Society open all year with slightly reduced hours

Ingalls Homestead – Closed October 31, 2011, Office remains open for making reservations, etc.

Mansfield, MO – Closes November 15, 2011, Possibly will do a Christmas event, not decided yet

Malone, NY – Closed September 30, 2011, Re-opens for December 3rd for Christmas With Almanzo event (1 Day)

Spring Valley, MN – Closed October 31, 2011

Keystone, SD – Closed September 15, 2011

Sarah S. Uthoff blogs at TrundleBed Tales; look for her on Twitter and YouTube and Blog Talk Radio
Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, Vice-President and Membership Chair



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