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. 2-3 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, special guests will include the following:
Ms. Melissa Sue Anderson played “Mary Ingalls” on Little House on the Prairie and starred in a whopping 163 episodes of the show and also had a short stint on The Love Boat, as well as being a guest star on one episode each of The Brady Bunch and Bewitched. More recently, she has acted in several made-for-TV movies and has done some character voice-acting in two video games. Ms. Anderson published her book “The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House” in May 2010. She will be on campus both days for a presentation at Noon on the village square with Q&A from the audience.
Ms. Anderson will be available for an autograph session - from 2pm to 4pm each afternoon of the event. Autographs are limited to 200 signatures per session. Visitors must pre-register for the autograph session and purchase a ticket on the morning of the event after their arrival at the museum. Registration will be located near the autograph area on the Village Square and staff will be available to sell autograph tickets throughout the day. Ticket prices are $5 for an autograph signed on an item purchased at the museum and $10 for an autograph signed on an item brought from home. Note: these prices are per item, not per person.
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 activites offered throughout the historic village:
Activities change from year to year. Some activities featured in this video may not be available in 2014.
This event is sponsored in part by
The Nature Center Trails are open weekends January & February. The Historic Village is closed for the season and will reopen May 10.