Marta McDowell: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Saturday September 16

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7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

This year is the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday. Her classic coming-of-age story, told through the beloved Little House books, still resonates today as an iconic story of American identity. The inspiration for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books was born from a life lived in partnership with the land, on homesteads she and her family settled across the Midwest. The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a revealing exploration of the pioneer writer’s deep connection with the natural world. Following the trail of the Little House series—from Wisconsin to the Dakotas to Missouri—best-selling author Marta McDowell shares intimate details about Wilder and the plants, creatures, and landscapes that are so integral to her stories, they are practically their own characters. Featuring the beloved illustrations from the original books and hundreds of historical and contemporary photographs, The World of Ingalls Wilder is a must-have treasure for anyone enchanted by Laura’s wild and beautiful life.

Meet author Marta McDowell following a members-only reception and hear her stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder and the places she loved. Readers Hall. Suggested $5 donation.