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. 1-2 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 seventh year hosting this fun-filled and historic weekend. Check back soon for our special guest announcement!
Hersha Parady played “Alice Garvey” on Little House on the Prairie and starred in 34 episodes of the show during the last four seasons of the series. From Hersha's website: she "began her professional career at the Cleveland Playhouse (Betty Sandhoff), thereafter she worked in Regional Theatre from east to west coast, landing in Los Angeles where she continued her work on stage, garnering 3 Best Actress Awards and finding herself in front of the camera in dozens of commercials, After School Specials, Movies of the Week and as a regular on the internationally beloved series, Little House on the Prairie."
Ms. Parady will be on campus both days for a presentation at noon on the village square with Q&A from the audience. Then in the afternoon, an autograph session will be held at the Town Hall - from 2pm to 4pm each day of the event.
Ms. Graef illustrated the series My First Little House, The Little House Chapter Books and the “Kirsten” American Girl books. She is an accomplished artist and an award-winning illustrator of over 70 books for children. Ms. Graef will be presenting a talk twice per day of the event on her original sketches, her technique and touching on the historical research that goes into much of her artwork. She will also be available for book signings throughout the day in the museum's gift shop.