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National Park ServiceNews Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 10, 2013
Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514
Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder
During Homestead Days, learn all about one of the most beloved pioneer girls: Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura was the daughter of homesteaders who wrote a timeless book series about her experiences growing up on the prairie. Stacy Wullschleger will be sharing her passion and knowledge for this incredible woman at2 p.m.on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center. Wullschleger will discuss many details about Laura’s life, including each book’s tragedies and each place that Laura lived. Kids will enjoy a book activity game, and the whole audience can test their knowledge of Laura Ingalls Wilder in a trivia game. Come out to our little Monument on the prairie and be part of this event!
Wullschleger is a teacher from Marysville, Kansas whose interest in Laura began with the 1970s TV show of Little House on the Prairie, and continued as she began collecting Wilder’s books — those in the Little House series, related children’s books, companion stories, lost journals and especially travel guidebooks. “I love the opportunity to share Laura. The kids find it just amazing how different it was to live back then with no electricity, no water. It makes them more appreciative of what we have today,” says Wullschleger.
"Laura Ingalls Wilder provided an important glimpse of early homesteader life that many of us know and love. Featuring her story will be a wonderful piece of Homestead Days this year, the Year of the Homesteader," stated Homestead's Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaythroughFriday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.SaturdayandSunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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