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LauraPalooza 2010: Legacies


The first-ever multi-day conference of its kind for fans, educators, and academics who love Laura Ingalls Wilder!

July 15-17, 2010
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Minnesota State University at Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota

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Strangers Welcome!

Strangers Welcome!

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 look back—or forward—at some of the good times you can expect. A scientist at a

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From Ohio to Mankato

From Ohio to Mankato

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 look back—or forward—at some of the good times you can expect. After attending the Laura

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Sharing Laura

What Would Laura Do? I think she’d enjoy this time spent with her daughter.

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My Favorite Things – Part 4

A couple of rows ahead of me sat a girl I did not know, a girl whose head bobbed vigorously at every mention of familiar Laura references, a girl whose enthusiasm was so palpable that it touched the inner recesses of my Laura-soul and brought me great delight.

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This, I thought… this is what Laurapalooza is all about.

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Jim Hicks—Physics in Laura’s World

Who talked about sled speed and wheat-sack weight and physics to show how Almanzo and Cap may have saved De Smet? This guy.

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Two Wonderful Recent Laura-Related Articles

A new life for the Little House musical, and how LauraPalooza connected Dale Cockrell and Dean Butler.

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More on “The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder”

On why the PBS pledge drive in June 2012 is a good thing for the Laura Ingalls Wilder community

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Cabinetmaker Builds Replicas of Laura’s Lap Desk

We interview cabinetmaker David Johnson about the replicas he builds of Laura’s lap desk.

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The Long Winter Researcher in the News!

The Long Winter researcher makes national news!

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