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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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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

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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

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

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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Posted in Announcements, Burr Oak, De Smet -- General, De Smet -- LIWMS, Malone, Mansfield, Walnut Grove

Annual Christmas Shopping Guide 2014

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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Posted in De Smet -- LIWMS, Holidays, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Malone, Mansfield, Pepin, Spring Valley, Walnut Grove

Richard Fisher Donates Part of Artifact Collection to Homesites

Ohio’s Richard Fisher, who began collecting artifacts mentioned in the Little House books in the 1970s, generously donated a portion of his collection to Laura’s homesites across the country this year.

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Posted in Burr Oak, De Smet -- LIWMS, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Independence, Little House on the Prairie, LIW-Related Items, Malone, Mansfield, On the Banks of Plum Creek, Spring Valley, The First Four Years, Walnut Grove

De Smet SD Around the Web

We’re continuing around the Laura Ingalls Wilder homesite towns (with museums) in the order that Laura lived there. Our next stop is De Smet, South Dakota. De Smet is the county seat of Kingsbury County. Situated on Highway 14 with

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Posted in De Smet -- General, De Smet -- Ingalls Homestead, De Smet -- LIWMS, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Little House Travel

Laura Ingalls Wilder Season 2013 Ends

A round up of when the Laura Museums will close for the year.

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Posted in Burr Oak, De Smet -- Ingalls Homestead, De Smet -- LIWMS, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Independence, Laura's Legacy, Little House Travel, Malone, Mansfield, Pepin, Spring Valley, Vinton, Walnut Grove

Tell Them You Like De Smet

Lots of online activity coming out of De Smet.

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Annual Christmas Shopping Guide 2012

The Christmas Shopping Report 2012.

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Posted in Burr Oak, De Smet -- Ingalls Homestead, De Smet -- LIWMS, Holidays, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Malone, Mansfield, Walnut Grove

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