Did you know that Almanzo Wilder was born near Malone, N.Y.? Or that Charles Ingalls was born in Cuba, N.Y.? Celebrate the writings of one of the most popular writers of 19th-century frontier life with Laura Ingalls Wilder Day on Aug. 6-7 and learn more about Laura's ties to Western New York.
Commemorated through two television series and 10 novels, Laura Ingalls captured the imagination of girls of every age.
For the museum’s eighth year hosting this fun-filled and historic weekend we will be having an appearance from a famous person involved in the Little House on the Prairie TV show. Check back soon for our special guest announcement!
Renowned historian William Anderson, author of his new book The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder — collected letters tracing Wilder's life through the final days of covered wagon travel, her life as a farm woman, a country journalist, Depression-era author & years of fame as the writer of the Little House books — will be on site at the museum during the weekend for autographs and a talk about his research and the various interesting people he has met during his lifetime spent as a history teacher, writer and lecturer. This book and other Laura books are available at the museum gift shop.
Much of Anderson's work focuses on the Ingalls family, their travels and their lifestyle on the American prairie. Purchase one of his books at the museum's gift shop and have it signed in person for free during the 2016 Laura Ingalls Weekend!
Laura Ingalls Wilder weekend is arguable the most fun-filled and action-packed weekend offered at the museum! You won't want to miss the following activities offered throughout the historic village:
Activities change from year to year. Some activities featured in this video may not be available in 2015.
GCVM is open Wed-Sun Sept 12-Oct 11
plus Monday, Oct 12