The Ozarks has a wonderful treasure in the Laura
Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum. The Little
House books penned there have shaped the lives of countless youngsters over the years and it’s gratifying
to know this legacy is being so carefully maintained.
– John E . Moore, Jr., Retired President,
Drury University



Vision for Rocky Ridge Farm:
A New Home for Pa’s Fiddle

The Wilder Home Association of Mansfield, Missouri has undertaken extraordinary challenges attending to the restoration, preservation and education of Laura’s legacy. The association’s passionate attention to detail and diligent efforts are ensuring that these priceless treasures will be available for future generations.

Please join us in re-invigorating Rocky Ridge Farm by becoming a member of the Wilder Home Association in support of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Musuem. The vision for Rocky Ridge Farm can be reviewed in a PDF and includes:

  1. New Archival Library will expand document preservation initiatives, academic and scholarly research to promote educational opportunities, and provide much needed space for displaying additional heirlooms and artifacts.
  2. Replica of Laura and Almanzo’s Rocky Ridge Log Cabin, which was their first home at Rocky Ridge, will provide children of all ages an interactive opportunity to immerse themselves in another of Laura’s life experiences.
  3. Replica of Laura’s Hen House based on her original design that was published in the Missouri Ruralist Magazine, will add to the historical and sensory accuracy of the farm and visitor experience.
  4. An Apple Orchard will be planted, continuing the restoration of the farm to its prominence and to provide an educational focal point of critical sustainability practices.
  5. Restoration of The Wilder Family Walking Trail will offer visitors a walk through history, experiencing the trail Laura, Almanzo and Rose used to walk from the Farm House to the Rock House.