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Homestead National Monument of America is the place to be for Laura Ingalls Wilder fans on October 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. Award winning author Pamela Smith Hill will discuss her latest book, "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder" at Homestead's Education Center.
Smith re-introduces readers to Laura Ingalls Wilder, the woman who defined the pioneer experience for millions of people around the world. In "Pioneer Girl", Hill offers new insights into Wilder's life and times. Some of Wilder's experiences will be familiar but others will be a surprise. The book spent several weeks on the New York Times best-seller list after its release on Nov. 17, 2014.
"We are pleased to be able to have this Wilder scholar with us to share her insights into this beloved author. Her family's homesteading experiences, both real and imagined, have helped millions of readers begin to understand the importance of homesteading to this nation," said Superintendent Mark Engler.
Smith's books: Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writers Life can be purchased at the Homestead National Monument of America Bookstores.
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Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaythroughFridayand9 a.m. to 5 p.m.on weekends. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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