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July 15-17, 2010
(subject to change as needed)
Wednesday, July 14
4-7 p.m.: Registration and Check in at Sears Hall
7-9 p.m.: Ice Cream Social, Crop Circle
Thursday, July 15
Vending: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Make and Take crafts, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sears Hall conference room.
|8-8:45 a.m.||Opening Remarks – Amy Mattson Lauters, Conference Chair, South Ballroom|
|9 a.m.||Presentation: My Life as Laura Ingalls Wilder – Kelly Ferguson, South Ballroom|
|9:30 a.m.||Presentation: The “Other” Laura Ingalls Wilder: Journalist, Philosopher, Poet – Ann Weller Dahl, South Ballroom|
|10:00 a.m.||Presentation: Looking for Laura: Place, Memory, and the Authentic “Little House” – Michelle McClellan, South Ballroom|
|10:30 a.m.||Presentation: Pa’s Music and Laura’s Memory – Musicologist Dale Cockerell, South Ballroom|
|11:00 – 1:00||Banquet, Center Ballroom|
|1:00 – 1:45||Special Guest: Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographer John Miller, South Ballroom|
|2 p.m.||Presentation: What is at Stake in Staking a Claim? – Jenna Hunnef, South Ballroom|
|2:30 p.m.||Presentation: The Long Winter Seed Wheat Trip – Jim Hicks, South Ballroom|
|3 p.m.||Presentation: Laura’s Long Winter: Putting the Hard Winter of 1880-81 into Perspective – Barbara Mays Boustead, South Ballroom|
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||Panel: Laura Ingalls Wilder Homesite Directors and/or Staff, South Ballroom|
|4:30-5:30 p.m.||Panel: Authors of LIW-related books, South Ballroom — John Miller, William Anderson, Pamela Smith Hill, Amy Mattson Lauters (Moderated by Sandra Hume)|
|5:30-7 p.m.||Break for dinner on your own|
|7-9 p.m.||Author’s Reception, Center Ballroom|
Friday, July 16
Vending: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Make and Take crafts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sears Hall conference room.
|8:30 to 9:30 a.m.||Special Guest:
Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographer Bill Anderson, South Ballroom
|10:00 – 12:00:||Concurrent Workshops and Activities:|
|Educational Workshops: (10 – 11 and 11 – 12):
Little House in the Elementary Classroom – Barbara Hawkins (Two sessions), North Ballroom
Making a Little House Video – George Hawkins (Two sessions), South Ballroom
10-11 a.m.: Needlecraft and the Little House Books – Connie Neumann (One session), Center Ballroom
11 – Noon: Welcome to the Craft Circle – Amy Lauters and Linnea Mattson (One session), Center Ballroom.
|Family Activities (Betsy-Tacy Houses, 400-401 Center Street, Mankato):
10-11 a.m.: Walking tour of Betsy’s neighborhood, featuring her new friend Laura
11-12 a.m.: Storytelling and other activities.
|12:00 – 1:00||Break for Lunch on your own|
|1-1:45||Special Guest: Pamela Smith Hill, South Ballroom|
|2 p.m.||Presentation: The Role of Book Design and the Publishing Industry on the “Little House” Books – Sarah Sue Uthoff, South Ballroom|
|2:30 p.m.||Presentation: By the Shores of Silver Lake from Manuscript to Book – Suzanne B. Falck-Yi, South Ballroom|
|3:00 p.m.||Presentation: Illustrating Little House in the Big Woods – Kay Weisman, South Ballroom|
|3:30 p.m.||Presentation: Too Much Estrogen in this Little House? A Mother and Daughter Story – Gayle Abrahamson and Jane Palmer, South Ballroom|
|4:00 p.m.||Presentation: Gender and Little House on the Prairie – Emily Woster, South Ballroom|
|4:30 p.m.||Panel: Another Side of the Story: American Indians in the Little House, South Ballroom (Moderated by Amy Lauters)|
|An Osage Indian Responds to Little House on the Prairie – Nancy Briggs Carlson||The Minnesota Dakota Conflicts – Charles Lewis, MSU|
|The Dakota story – Dave Larsen, Director of American Indian Affairs, MSU||Images of the American Indian Movement – Mavis Richardson, MSU|
|5:30 – 6:30||Break for Dinner on your own|
|7:00 – 9:00||Dean Butler – Legacy Documentaries Special Presentation, Ostrander Auditorium|
Saturday, July 17
Vending: 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Registration: 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Make and Take crafts, 10 a.m. to noon, Sears Hall conference room.
|8:30 to 9:30 a.m.||Special Guest: Author Wendy Corsi Staub, South Ballroom|
|9:30 a.m.||Presentation: Popular Then…Popular Now… Why? – Ann Weller Dahl, South Ballroom|
|10-11 a.m.||Panel: Loving Laura in a Lindsay Lohan World – Erin Blakemore, Sandra Hume and Wendy McClure, South Ballroom|
|11:00 – 12:00||Spelling Bee and Tin Pail Lunch, Center Ballroom
(Register for Spelling Bee between 7:30 – 11 AM at Registration Table—just sign up and get a door prize ticket. No extra charge.)
|12:30 PM||Walnut Grove Field Trip: Those who need transportation meet in front of Sears Hall at this time.|
Dorm check-out for those leaving on Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dorm check-out for all others: 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday