Sunday, June 6, 2010

Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographer William Anderson to Participate in Our Life & Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder Event

long with Dean Butler, we have another exciting announcement to make regarding our Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder event August 7th and 8th.

Award winning historian , Laura Ingalls Wilder scholar, author and noted speaker William Anderson will also be delivering a presentation and be on hand to sign books.

This is particularly exciting because up until now the event has featured only guests involved with the 1970's TV show Little House on The Prairie, based on the series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Anderson's inclusion in the program provides a new layer of depth that will be exciting and enriching for all Laura Ingalls Wilder Fans. Those already familiar with the original 9 books will appreciate the additional insight Anderson provides on these well-loved books. Those who have only known her through the TV series will be delighted with a new level of understanding of this 19th century icon.

While a student at Michigan's Albion College, Anderson's summer job as a tour guide for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, South Dakota, included preservation work and research. He founded the newsletter Laura Ingalls Wilder Lore, which he still edit and is also the director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association in Mansfield, Missouri.

He is the author of 13 books about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family


  1. Oh my goodness -- I cannot WAIT to tell me daughter this!! She has several of his books already and will be SOOO excited that he will also be at the event! What a wonderful addition he will be to this already fabulous event! Would it be wrong for me to call her at school to tell her?? I'll try to restrain myself... :)

  2. Well we don't suggest that you interrupt her schooling for this news! We agree, it is very exciting news for this familiar with William Anderson's work.

  3. Really enjoyed visiting your blog!


  4. Will you be posting a more detailed schedule of events soon?

  5. Now, if I could manage to see Bill Anderson and Dean, my day would be made.

    Very exciting news!

  6. MML-As we get closer to the event we certainly will be posting a more detailed schedule of events!

    Cheryl-You can!!!