Sunday, August 1, 2010

A 9 Year Old Writes About Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

Olivia Mullins
Today's post is by guest blogger, 9 year old Olivia Mullins, who has been to both of our previous Laura Ingalls Wilder Days and is looking forward to attending this year! This is an awesome event that truly is something your children will remember for a long timer to come!

My favorite thing to do during summer vacation is go to Laura Ingalls Wilder Day at the Genesee Country Village & Museum! There are so many fun things to do there!

If you want to, you can come in a costume and enter in the Pageant. There are different categories. You can dress up as Laura, one of her sisters, Almanzo, or Nellie! Last year, my sister won First prize in the Sister category. She won as Carrie, and got a gift card to the museum gift shop.

My favorite part of Laura Day is going to make the crafts there and churn butter or wash clothes.

With "Ma Ingalls" Karen Grassle
Every year I enjoy meeting the character from the “Little House” show. First, it was Alison Angrim, then Karen Grassle, and now Dean Butler (I hope Mary comes next!). My sister and I have the Little House books, so we pick out the book that most suits the character and we ask them to sign the books.

My family and friends make an old fashioned lunch and we dress up. We go into the big field where people play old fashioned baseball and we sit down and eat our lunch. I help my family by telling someone what they should make, by listing it out of my Laura Books. We have brought cheese, bread, hard-boiled eggs, sugar cookies, corn muffins, and apples. Last year we brought delicious fried chicken!

Sister MacKenzie Washing Clothes
There are tons of things to do and there is something for everyone! I think Laura Ingalls Day is awesome because you get to go back in time and experience the things people did in the 1800's! I love history, and if you love history like I do, then you should go to Laura Ingalls Day at the Genesee Country Village! Maybe I'll see you there!

This year's Laura Ingalls Wilder Days will be held August 7th & 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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. Great post, Olivia! You make it sound like so much fun. I hope Mary comes, too! :)

  2. Hello Miss Olivia,
    Thank you for encouraging folks to attend the next Laura Ingalls Wilder Days! I, too, look forward to this special event every year, although I confess, perhaps I am a little bit biased.

    I hope you will have time to visit with me and my friends Mr. Dean Butler and Mr. Bill Anderson. Mr. Anderson has written several very delightful books, and Mr. Butler is making a documentary film which I am sure you will enjoy as well. Both gentlemen are very kind and friendly sort of men and I am sure you will much enjoy their visit this year.

    There are many exciting events to keep us all very busy, and I expect I will see you and your sister in the promenade? I hope you will find a moment stop and say hello to me, too, during the weekend. You will know me by my brown poplin dress and my straw poke bonnet, so do drop by for a moment!

    Your Friend in History,
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

  3. I'm so honored for you to comment!

    I am looking forward to having Dean Butler sign my book and meeting Mr. Anderson, because I want to be an author when I grow up. I have 2 books about you by Mr. Anderson, and I want him to sign this book with photos in it. It's called "Laura Ingalls Wilder Country." It's big, and it's special. I was hoping Dean Butler would come, acctually!