Pepin WIAnnual Meeting- February 2, 2016 7pm. This year they will have an inaugural performance on a newly-acquired reed organ, restored by Dave Zahn. 149th Celebration of Laura’s Birthday – February 7, 2016 2pm The celebration at the cabin will be on Sunday afternoon at 2pm, with hot drinks and birthday treats for all who brave the weather to come out. “snow date” would be Feb 21. Laura Days – September 10-11, 2016
Independence KSPrairie Days – Saturday, June 11, 2016
Walnut Grove MNFragments of a Dream Pageant
- July 8-9, 2016
- July 15-16, 2016
- July 22-23, 2016
Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays July 9, July 16, and July 23, 2016 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check the Walnut Grove website for full schedule and more details as it gets closer.
Karen Grassle (Caroline Ingalls) will return to Walnut Grove on July 16 & 17, 2016 to visit with fans during our annual Wilder Pageant weekend. The schedule will include autograph sessions on Saturday, an evening speaking engagement prior to the Wilder Pageant performance on the 16th and a photo & autograph session on Sunday.
Burr Oak IAFind out more about their events. Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction – February 12, 2016 5:30pm – 7:30 pm 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 30, 2016 (Memorial Day) 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Laura Ingalls Wilder Days June 25-26, 2016 – This will be the 40th Anniversary of the event NEW EVENT! – Fall Fest and Used Book Sale October 10, 2016 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Annual Fund Brunch – December 14, 2015 – 8:30 am Birthday Parties can be scheduled by any group at any time.
De Smet SDThe Long Winter
July 8-10, 2016
July 15-17, 2016
July 22-24, 2016
Spring Valley MNFind more about their events. Wilder Fest – May 13-15, 2016 Ice Cream Social – June 20, 2016 from 5 pm – 7pm Eliza Jane School Days – July 25-26 & 28-29 2016 Christmas Teas – Dates To Be Announced
Mansfield MOFuture Teachers Group meets at Rocky Ridge Farm: April 8, 2016 Laura Ingalls Wilder inducted into Missouri State University Public Affairs Hall of Fame : April 14, 2016 Grand Opening for New Museum: April 22, 2016 Laura’s Memories Pageant Evening (7:30 pm) Performance Dates (rain or shine):
- July 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2016
- Sept. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2016
Malone/Burke NYFind more on events. Celebration of Youth – Saturday, July 30, 2016 10 am-4 pm
- Children’s art show will be on display, along with student essays. Award ceremony.
- Kids art activities, 19th century games, vendors, food available.
- Morgan horses from Wm. H. Miner Institute
- Celebrating the Irish heritage of the area in the mid-19th century with food, music, demonstrations, and more, Fenian Raid reenactments. More details to follow.
- All Wilder buildings will be open for self-guided tours.
- Civil War living history encampment and skirmishes
- Pumpkin painting and children’s 19th century games in the apple orchard, children’s corn pit in the barn, Farmer Boy readings.
- 7th Annual “As Time Passes” adult juried art show on display in the museum. Vote for People’s Choice.
- Food and beverages available. Freshly made donuts!
- Come and enjoy readings from the Farmer Boy Christmas chapter in the parlor of the house. (Adults must accompany and remain with child.) Enjoy cookies, mulled cider, Christmas carols, and children’s activities. Come visit our gift store for last minute shopping with complimentary gift wrapping for purchased items.
Vinton IAMary Ingalls Society Pageant – August 5, 6, and 7 2016. The 7th will be a Sunday Maintee.
Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls SwanzeyKeystone Area Historical Association always hosts an event on August 3rd, Carrie’s actual birthday no matter what day of the week it falls on.
Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WIWorld of Little House – July 16 – August 7, 2016 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Heritage Hill – Green Bay WIJuly 16 & 17, 2016 – Watch their website for more details. Heritage Hill has long held an annual Laura Ingalls Wilder event and confirmed it will return this year.
Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NYLaura Ingalls Wilder Days August 6-7, 2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum – West Branch, IowaLaura Ingalls Wilder expert and editor of The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, William T. Anderson will speak at their Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered event on will speak at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The event is held every Labor Day which falls this year on Monday, September 5, 2016. Last year they charged for the first time. I haven’t yet heard whether they will sell tickets or not in the coming year, but if you plan to call ahead by at least a week to see what they’re doing (I’m not sure when plans will be finalized so don’t call much before that).
Anaheim White House – Anaheim, CaliforniaDinner with 7 Little House on the Prairie TV Show stars – March 19, 2016 4 pm – 10 pm Tickets range between $350 and $750 and discounted hotel rooms are available. Purchase tickets in advance they go on sale January 19th. Stars scheduled are: Join Alison Arngrim, Allison Balson, Dan McBride, Radames Pera, Charlotte Stewart, Rachel Greenbush & Dean Butler. There will be 15 high grade tickets that will include a tour of the exterior sets site in Simi Valley, California with Alison Arngrim.
BooksA brand NEW book by William T. Anderson will be released on March 8, 2016. The very anticipated book is The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Anderson thinks this will be the last newly published material we’ll see from Wilder. Available new paperback editions of 2 scholarly books announced by Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, SD.
- Little House Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture by Anita Clair Fellman (which includes a Sarah Uthoff reference).
- Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: Authorship, Place, Time, and Culture by John E. Miller