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LAURAPALOOZA 2017
Little Houses, Mighty Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Announcing LauraPalooza 2017  Little Houses, Mighty Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years of Laura Ingalls Wilder The Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association is pleased to sponsor the fourth LauraPalooza conference, to be held at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield,

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Posted in 150 Years of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Announcements, Laura's Legacy, LauraPalooza 2017, Mansfield

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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Posted in Administrivia, Announcements, Crafting, Cultural Impact, De Smet -- General, De Smet -- LIWMS, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Laura's Legacy, LauraPalooza 2010: Legacies, LauraPalooza 2012, LauraPalooza 2015, Little House in the News, LIW-Related Items, LIWLRA Communication, Mansfield, People, Uncategorized

Annual Christmas Shopping Guide 2015

We’re running a little late this year, but there’s still time to get that perfect gift for your Laura fan under the tree before Christmas. Whether you are looking for the perfect present for the Laura Ingalls Wilder fan in

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Posted in Holidays, Homesites, Museums and Attractions

Laura Ingalls Wilder Season Ends 2015

 October usually is about the end of the main Laura Ingalls Wilder season for the year. If you plan a Laura trip during or after October, make sure you call ahead. They may or may not be able to accommodate

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Posted in Burr Oak, De Smet -- Ingalls Homestead, De Smet -- LIWMS, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Independence, Little House Travel, Malone, Mansfield, Pepin, Spring Valley, Vinton, Walnut Grove

Smile! Laura is on Amazon

Amazon Smile Amazon has created a program where if you go in through Amazon smile instead of straight a small percentage of every purchase (taken off Amazon’s share – the price you pay won’t increase) and donate it to your

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Posted in Announcements, Burr Oak, De Smet -- General, De Smet -- LIWMS, Malone, Mansfield, Walnut Grove

Who is Harvey Dunn?

 This year the LauraPalooza conference welcome reception will be held at the South Dakota State Art Museum. The museum got its start when Manchester born, famous artist and illustrator, Harvey Dunn donated a large collection of his prairie paintings. His collection

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Posted in De Smet -- General, LauraPalooza 2015, Little House Travel

And One More on the Way: Owatanna MN

As part of our conference countdown, I’m doing a series of postings of possible places you might want to add to your Wilder conference trip. Some will be Laura related, others are just kind of neat tourist spots. Enjoy! Owatanna,

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What Should I Wear?

When I’m coming into a new situation one of my first questions is “What should I wear?” LauraPalooza is a mix of academic conference and Laura Ingalls Wilder fan meet-up so you might be even more confused about what to

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Posted in Administrivia, LauraPalooza 2015

Are You Ready for the Silent Auction?

The second Silent Auction of Laura Ingalls Wilder-related items will be taking place at LauraPalooza 2015. Here’s all you need to know in order to donate—or bid for your own treasures.

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Single Day Registration for LauraPalooza 2015 Now Open

If you’ve been holding off on registering for the conference because you can’t come the full time – Good News! The option of registering by the day (Thursday or Friday) is now open on the site. They’ve been added to

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