Cost: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (over 62) and $7 for children 5-17(children 4 and under free).
For Laura Ingalls Wilder, the tall trees of Pepin, Wisconsin were her first memories and were recorded within the pages of the Little House series of books. The popularity of the books also prompted a television series, “Little House on the Prairie”.
From July 30-31, 2011 Heritage Hill State Historical Park Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House books will come to life. Activities include making bullets, historic dancing, rug braiding, log cabin building, grinding coffee, doing laundry, fiddle music, spelling bee, rag doll making, twisting hay sticks, rope making and historic cooking.
Special appearances will be made this year by Charlotte Stewart, the actress who portrayed the school teacher Miss Beadle. Returning this year is special guest, William Anderson, Laura Ingalls Wilder biographer, author and historian.
Presentation by William Anderson and Charlotte Stewart. The presentation will include a Reader’s Theatre, Spelling Bee and stories from “Little House on the Prairie” episodes by Charlotte Stewart, followed by a Question and Answer session.
Participate or take in all the excitement as our fiddler leads the promenade of costumed guests for the contest.
Participate in three legged race, tug-o-war and egg and spoon race.
"Then Pa took his fiddle out of its box and began to play, and all the couples stood in squares on the floor and began to dance when Pa called out the figures. Grand right and left! Pa called out, and all the skirts began to swirl and all the boots began to stamp." Little House in the Big Woods p144-145.
William Anderson and Charlotte Stewart Autograph guidelines: *There is no limit to the number of items to autograph.
*No carry-items for autographing.
*William Anderson will sign his published works.
*Charlotte Stewart will sign her photographs and “Beadle” bags.
*All items to be autographed are available for purchase in the Heritage Hill Gift Shop and General Store. Charlotte Stewart’s, Beadle Bags are $47.50, pictures are $7. William Anderson’s books range in price from $6.99-$30. All taxes are included, so these are the final prices. *For more information about William Anderson visit www.williamandersonbooks.com.
*For more information about Charlotte Stewart and Beadle Bags visit www.liquidbutterfly-charlottestewart.com. To learn more about Charlotte Stewart click here.
Pizza Pepperoni/Cheese $2.50/slice
Hot Dogs $1.50
Ice Cream $1.00
Soda (Pepsi products) $1.00
Bottled Water $1.50
Hog Wash Punch $1.25
Visitors may park in our main parking lot at 2640 South Webster Avenue. If you arrive and the the parking lot is full, please follow the Shuttle Bus signs to the Cerebal Palsy Center 2801 S Webster Ave. Here you can catch a FREE Shuttle Bus ride to Heritage Hill. Plan in advance and arrive early to plan time to take the Shuttle Bus.