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A Grateful Heart

“I’m sure we all know in our hearts we have a great deal for which to be thankful.”  Laura Ingalls Wilder by Dr. Laura McLemore, President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association As 2017 draws to a

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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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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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Manchester, SD: Connected to Laura, Wiped off the Map

“Where is the claim?” Pa inquired. “It is some little distance north of Manchester,” said Ma. Manchester was a new little town, west of De Smet. –These Happy Golden Years Manchester, South Dakota, was a neighbor to De Smet, established in

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You asked, We answered: Dorm Updates for Laurapalooza 2015

Thanks to your feedback we have worked with South Dakota State University to provide Laurapalooza 2015 dorm residents with extended check-in and check-out hours. Check-in at Caldwell Hall will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 and continue until

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Everything You Need to Know About Dorm Life at Laurapalooza

Are you getting excited for Laurapalooza? Wondering what your dorm room will be like? Worried that about what to bring to make your life as comfortable as possible? Well, here’s the scoop on dorm life at Laurapalooza 15. Our home

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2015 Legacy Award Winners

The Laura’s Legacy Award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution toward the preservation of Laura’s legacy. The award is presented at each LauraPalooza conference to someone nominated by membership of the LIWLRA and past winners and voted on

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Registration for LauraPalooza 2015 is Now Open!

LAURAPALOOZA 2015: THROUGH LAURA’S EYES Imagery, Illustrations, and Impressions from the Little House July 16-17, 2015 South Dakota State University Brookings, South Dakota Sponsored by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association Current LIWLRA members received an email yesterday

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Important News About LauraPalooza 2015

Whew! Planning a conference is exhilarating and tedious, all at the same time. We simply can’t wait for July! As you know, we are switching venues this year for LauraPalooza 2015, from Mankato, Minnesota to Brookings, South Dakota. We are

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Don't Miss Out

The Countdown to LauraPalooza 2015 has begun. Before we pack our bags and head to South Dakota for a weekend of education, celebration and fun, some of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy & Research Association board members are taking a

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