Laura Ingalls Wilder Day Showcase

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Day

Saturday August 1st, 2009

Time: 9am-4:30pm

Tomorrow’s event is rain or shine, with activities indoors and outdoors.

Cost: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (over 62) and $6 for children 5-17(children 4 and under free).

Directions to Heritage Hill


Parking is free and we have over flow parking at the Cerebal Palsy Center (2801 S Webster Ave) with a free shuttle bus taking people up to the front door of Heritage Hill. We ask our guests to plan ahead and arrive early.

Event Details

Heritage Hill State Historical Park Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House books will come to life. Activities include making bullets, historic dancing, baking Jonny-cakes, rug braiding, historic games, as well as new hands on activities to engage young and old alike. New and repeat visitors will catch a glimpse of the pioneer life that Laura wrote about! We will also be having our annual Laura and Almanzo Look-A-Like contest several times throughout the day.

New this year is a special appearance by Dean Butler, the actor who played Almanzo on the “Little House on the Prairie” television series. Making a returning appearance is special guest, William Anderson, Laura Ingalls Wilder biographer, historian and author. Also coming this year is Beth Ingalls Leisses, descendent of the Ingalls family. Come and get an autograph, listen to Mr. Bulter and Mr. Andersons presentations, and learn about the Ingalls family descendants.

Ongoing Activities

Bullet Making- Fur Trade Cabin

Corn Cakes- Officer’s Quarters

Popcorn- Company Kitchen

Making Yarn Dolls- Fort Howard Hospital

Historic School Lesson- Fort Howard School House

Grinding Coffee- Company Kitchen

Blacksmithing Demonstration- Blacksmith Shop

Rug Braiding- Franklin Hose Company

Print a calling card- Print Shop

Historic Games- Growing Community Green

Buttermaking- Belgian Farm House

Laundry Station- Belgian Farm Yard

Wool Dying- Belgian Farm Yard

Ice Cream Making- Cheese Factory

Scheduled Activities

Autograph Signing with Dean Butler and William Anderson- 9:30- 11:30 & 4:00. This will be in Baird Law Office.

William Anderson presentation- 1:00 This presentation will be held in the Moravian Church.

Dean Butler Presentation- 2:30 This presentation will be held in the Moravian Church.

Reading from Laura’s letters and books- 10:30, 12:00, 1:30 & 3:00

Laura Ingalls Wilder Look-a-Like contest- 11:00 & 3:00

Concessions Menu

Brats- $3.00

Burgers- $2.50

Hot Dogs- $2.00

Nachos- $2.00

Popcorn- $0.75

Cookies- $0.50

Ice Cream- $1.00

Soda and Water- $1.00/$1.25