Monday, July 26, 2010

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

Join us August 7th and 8th as we host our third and what will be our best to date,  Laura Ingalls Wilder Days.

Everyone will enjoy kneading bread, making soap and corn husk dolls or tin ornaments at this event designed for the whole family. You also can try your hand at two-man sawing and rail splitting, compete in sack and three-legged races or enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, among many other activities.

Children are invited to dress as their favorite "Little House" character and join in a pioneer Fashion Promenade.

Included in the festivities will be Dean Butler, who portrayed “Almanzo Wilder,” Laura’s husband, on the popular television series “Little House on the Prairie.”  Butler’s presentations will include Q&A and autograph sessions. 

Also appearing for Q & A and autograph sessions will be William Anderson, well known historian, lecturer, Wilder biographer and author of more than a dozen books on Laura and her family, including Pioneer Girl, the biography Laura Ingalls Wilder, A Little House Sampler and The Story of the Wilders.

A special exhibit of more than 25 Laura Ingalls Wilder artifacts will be in the museum's Meeting Center on display for the public.  Included are rare ambrotypes of Ma and Pa Ingalls, a book "Pa" Charles read to Laura and her sisters as children and a handwritten letter by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  There will also be first editions of her books, signed illustrations by Little House illustrator Garth Williams and other Ingalls memorabilia.

Tickets, are available at the museum’s gift shop, by phone: 585-538-6822, online, and at Wegmans

Admission: adults $16, youth (4-16) $10, seniors 62+ & students with ID $13, children under 3 admitted free.

You can also click on the link below to purchase tickets!


  1. I can't not wait for this. I'm not sure who is more or my children!!

  2. I can tell you Jen, I have the same situation here at my house!!!

  3. It would be helpful if you would list the times that Dean Butler is speaking.