LITTLE HOUSES, MIGHTY LEGACY: 150 Years of Laura Ingalls Wilder
What is the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association?
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association is a singular nonprofit organization with a worldwide membership dedicated to the preservation and encouragement of research surrounding Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, the Little House sites, and their legacies. The LIWLRA acts as a major sponsor for academic conferences and helps support the work of the homesites and of independent researchers.
What is LauraPalooza?
LauraPalooza is the only academic and fan gathering of its kind, celebrating the literary, cultural, and historical impact of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House series of books. It was first held in 2010 in Mankato, Minnesota, then again two years later, also in Mankato. The third LauraPalooza conference was held in Brookings, South Dakota, and LauraPalooza 2017 will be held July 12-14, 2017 at University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri.
Little Houses, Mighty Legacy
Little Houses, Mighty Legacy: 150 Years of Laura Ingalls Wilder is the theme of 2017's conference. As 2017 is the Sesquicentennial of Laura's birth, we have chosen to celebrate her incredible legacy in all its forms at this year's LauraPalooza Conference.