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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:56 pm

That would be great if you could, Rhonda! If you do, please post pictures!


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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:47 am

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'Eighty years ago this month Laura Ingalls Wilder made a quick trip to Springfield, Missouri to have this photograph taken, part of a triptych. The reason? She was invited to Detroit to appear at a prestigious Book Fair, where her book ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK debuted. Harper & Brothers urged her to have a fresh photo made for publicity, and this was the pose she chose. It became her standard publicity photo for the next two decades. The photo, sometimes personally signed, became part of many American classrooms, since so many children requested her picture. Right along with images of George and Abe--all three of them February babies. It is amazing to reflect on the permanent and pervasive quality of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life and art during this, her 150th birthday year. And the celebration is not yet over. Stay tuned for another major event!'





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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:20 am

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum shared Author William Anderson's post:

More on the Wilder 150th this month at Rocky Ridge Farm: Prof. David Scrivner, recently seen fiddling on CBS Sunday Morning, again expertly played the original Pa Ingalls violin for the crowd gathered on the lawn of the Wilder house. This is always an awesome, even emotional, interlude for visitors to the site....the "huge" museum parking lot was filled to capacity; shuttles were offered from Mansfield to Rocky Ridge. Countless volunteers helped make this event happen. As Wilder said: "If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, it's pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting."





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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:36 pm

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"Where were Laura and Almanzo Wilder 80 years ago this week? In Detroit, Michigan, at Hudson's, "the world's tallest department store." They rode from Mansfield to the Motor City in their 1936 Del Monte beige Chrysler car. Laura was a speaker at Hudson's Book Fair, where ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK was debuted. In her speech, Laura explained her writer's purpose: "I wanted the children now...to know what it is that made America as they know it. Then I thought of writing the story of my childhood...and eight volume historical novel." "





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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:36 am

Nice! It's great that she has a connection to Detroit, even though It's a small one! yes


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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:25 am

*I wanted to add that we didn't have a dry summer, but with the Farm being 30 miles on down the way from me, they might not have gotten as much rain as I did....
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'Full of fruit' and 'extra well colored and smooth skinned' are ways the Wilders described their apple orchard during the month of October. Wilder apples were well regarded by fruit buyers and a cash crop for the farm. Today, thriving specimen apple trees grow on the site of the Wilder orchard. Despite a dry summer, the apples are thick on the branches. Jim and Clint Jackson, who maintain the grounds and the museum complex of buildings, sprayed and tended and watered the trees this season. Thanks for your dedication, guys.




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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:12 pm

Saturday, December 2 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum
3060 Highway A, Mansfield, Missouri 65704


Christmas at Laura's

You are invited to our free Open House event on Saturday, December 2nd. Start in the Museum lobby and sample Mrs. Wilder's very own recipes, including her famous gingerbread. Our bookstore will be open for all of your holiday shopping. Follow the lighted trail up to the Historic Farmhouse and get your picture taken with Santa in front of the fireplace.





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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:25 pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum shared American Writers Museum's post.

To finish off her sesquicentennial year, Laura Ingalls Wilder is the subject of a major exhibit at the American Writers Museum in Chicago. Along with a text-and-image summary of her life and career, the exhibit will feature the original manuscript of THE LONG WINTER, loaned by the Burton Historical Collection of Detroit. The exhibit opens on November 18 and runs through the end of February. If you live in Chicagoland, or are passing through, the museum address is 180 N. Michigan Avenue.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association is an affiliate member of Chicago's newest museum, which opened earlier this year.








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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:13 am

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Here is a unique gift to give or get....exclusively published by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association. Laura's original cookbook, lost for years, was rediscovered. It seemed a perfect new product for her readers to enjoy. The book is really tryptic: a full color tour of the Wilder home, with gorgeous photography by Leslie A. Kelly; a historical commentary by author William Anderson; and best of all, recipes for foods Laura served at her table. There are: main dishes, side dishes, breads, desserts, drinks and snacks. Laura's favorite housekeeping tips are also included. This is one of the best sellers in the museum shop. It is a bargain at $17.95, plus shipping. Check out our internet store on the LIW Home and Museum website. Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Website







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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:07 pm

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December fifth is the birthday of Rose Wilder Lane, the sole surviving child of Almanzo and Laura Wilder. She was born in 1886, on the Wilder homestead near De Smet, Dakota Territory. From a bookish child, Rose evolved into an early twentieth-century career woman and writer. From the 1910s until the 1960s, she was a familiar name as an American author, a world traveler and political observer. Rocky Ridge Farm was always an anchor during her life; she returned to make long stays with her parents through the years. Her influence on the farm is very evident yet today--the building of the Rock House, her renovations on the farmhouse, and development of the grounds. Rose was an influential force in the development of her family home as a museum, and was interested in the site until her death in 1968. Her writings have lasting appeal. Here in the bookstore, copies of her Let the Hurricane Roar (Young Pioneers), Free Land, and Old Home Town are still popular with visitors eager to read more of the Wilder family writings.




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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:15 pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum shared Pamela Smith Hill's post:

'Museum director Jean Coday and authors Pamela Smith Hill, John Miller & William Anderson were among the interviewees. Here is a head's up on how to listen.'

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In September during Wilder Days at Rocky Ridge Farm, a BBC crew interviewed several of us who were speaking or signing books at the event for a radio program entitled "Laura Ingalls' America." The program will air in the UK on Sunday evening, December 10, at 18:45. For those of us in the States, we can access the program online after it airs live in the UK.'

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping up w/Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum   Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:13 pm

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On this day, December 12, in the year 1839, Caroline Quiner Ingalls was born. She is also now known as simply Ma Ingalls-- certainly one of the best-loved mothers in American literature. She was lovingly portrayed in the Little House books, and her role as a nurturing and resourceful mother endured until her death in 1924. A teacher, churchwoman, loved neighbor, and respected lady in her longtime hometown of De Smet, it is good to remember her qualities of parenthood in our own times. The illustration by Helen Sewell appeared in the first edition of Little House in the Big Woods, as a frontispiece. Here we see Ma as the ever-protective mother, as she and Laura encounter a bear in the barnyard when they expected to find the family cow. As was her c tom, she acted calmly, and propelled Laura back to the safety of the warm, cozy, safe cabin in the woods.





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