2017 marks the 150th year of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth. Come and help us celebrate her lasting legacy on Friday, September 15th. Special Guests include Dean Butler and Pamela Smith Hill. Dinner, Entertainment and a Live Auction all begin at 6:30pm at the Mansfield High School Commons in Mansfield, MO. All proceeds benefit the purchase of a new roof for the Historic Farmhouse. Reservations are required and can be made before Monday, September 11th. Please call 417-924-3626 or purchase your tickets here.
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Come Saturday, September 16th 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.
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.