02.07.10 — LauraPalooza 2010 Schedule

(Printable PDF available here.)

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

Crafting Workshops:

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

4 comments on “02.07.10 — LauraPalooza 2010 Schedule
  1. Catherine Latane says:

    Is there a more specific schedule with times of events?

  2. Sandra Hume says:

    It’s on the way!

  3. Laura says:

    Is there a schedule for those of us going to Walnut Grove on Sat. or are we on our own?

  4. Jennifer says:

    If you have time over the weekend, do make time to visit the Betsy-Tacy houses, right in Mankato! Here are events specifically for Laurapalooza attendees! http://www.betsy-tacysociety.org/documents/LauraPaloozaposter.pdf

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