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The Justamere Club, founded in 1919, was a national event that was very popular during its time. Laura Ingalls Wilder had a prominent part in the local Mansfield club as Secretary-Treasurer. Ladies met to talk seriously of current events, new books, music, history, and many times, art or nature was led by the leader of the day. Rose Wilder Lane was a guest quite often and would share anecdotes of her travels. The Club song was an original composition written by Mrs. Wilder and set to music by a Mrs. Marquis from Switzerland.

In order to continue raising funds for the preservation of Mrs. Wilder’s Crazy Quilt, a Justamere Event has been organized for Saturday, June 9th at 1pm. This particular event will focus on Painting and Conservation.

Join us here at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home as we create our very own works of art. No skills are required. We will paint on canvas and then learn how to conserve that painting for the future. A $60 ticket includes all of the needed painting supplies, a guided painting session, tours of the Homes and Museum, refreshments and a guided conservation activity.

This Event is limited to the first 30 tickets sold. Your tickets may be purchased  online  or by calling 417-924-3626.

The 60th Season of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Association is coming to a close with Wednesday, November 15th, being our last day open for 2017. This year, we have had over 30,000 people visit us from near and far, and over 90 groups who booked tours.

The Historic Farmhouse will be open one last time this year for our free Open House “Christmas at Laura’s” on December 2nd. Check the Calendar of Events for more information.

Mail Orders from our website are available year-round. Order by December 19th to make sure your gifts are available for the Holidays. If you are local, our Bookstore will be open from 10 am-2 pm, Monday through Friday, until December 15th.

We look forward to seeing you during our 61st season, beginning March 1st, 2018!

museumWelcome to the official Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum website. We hope the history and heritage found here will inspire you to begin making plans to visit this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each year, more than 30,000 fans from all 50 U.S. states and about 20 countries make their own pilgrimage to visit the famous Rocky Ridge Farm historic homes and museum in Mansfield, Missouri. Here you’ll find the most comprehensive collection of Ingalls/Wilder memorabilia in the world. Start planning your special visit to Rocky Ridge Farm. Plan Your Trip Today!

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Come Saturday, September 15th for our annual celebration commemorating Laura Ingalls Wilder, America’s favorite pioneer girl, and her cherished Little House books. We will be having our 4th Annual Fiddle Contest on Wilder Day. It will be a great day to enjoy fiddle music on the property as well as to hear Pa’s Fiddle played.  Go to Calendar of Events for details.

Wilder Days is an annual event that is held by the community of Mansfield, Missouri, to remember and recognize one of their favorite and very famous residents, the late Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Laura enjoyed living and working on their farm in the Mansfield community and spent many hours writing her childhood experiences of pioneer life in this country which became the favorite Little House books that children love today in many countries besides our own.

Venders and volunteers from the community gather to show midwestern hospitality to visitors during the celebration…hospitality that is common here all through the year.


Our 150th Birthday Celebration for Laura Ingalls Wilder was a wonderful success. We would like to thank each and everyone who came, who gave, who helped and even those who dreamed from afar.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association’s most important purpose is to care for Rocky Ridge Farm and all of the Wilder’s treasures. We wish to continue Mrs. Wilder’s legacy and her contribution to children’s literature through out future generations.

We thank you for commemorating Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th Birthday with us as we sought to raise money for the Historic Farmhouse roof. It is our pleasure to tell you that the funds have been raised and that the new roof is now ready for winter. Again, we thank you for joining with us as we take care of these important resources given to us.


Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum is self-supporting and not-for-profit and relies entirely on admissions, membership contributions and sales from the Rocky Ridge Bookstore. Non-members can also do their part to help preserve and restore Laura’s Rocky Ridge Farm by making a donation of their choice through our on-line store. Learn more.

Host Jim Baker with guests Jean Coday and Daniel Hancock explore Laura Ingalls Wilder’s remarkable life, and the future of the Mansfield homestead and museum. Watch this video.