The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society: Preserving Laura’s Legacy

Monday, November 14, 2016

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One of the best ways to honor the memory of those who have gone before us is by preserving the places they lived, worked and played, and by protecting the belongings they left behind. This is especially the case when a person has given so much to our society. Laura Ingalls Wilder was one of those people.

From their very beginning, the objective of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society has been to honor their beloved friend and author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. They did so by identifying, acquiring and preserving the buildings written about in her books, and by collecting original artifacts that once belonged to Laura and her family. One by one, and with a very limited budget, they preserved several buildings and countless pieces of memorabilia that visitors can touch with their own hands and see with their own eyes!

Whether you want to see the houses in which Laura and her family lived, visit the school houses she attended, or walk the prairies that were so influential in her writing; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society has made it possible. They even offer a self-guided tour of over fifty places that Laura talks about in her books, including Silver Lake and its original cottonwood trees.

For more information about Laura Ingalls Wilder and the society that has worked so hard to preserve her legacy, simply click on one of the links above. For information about other events and attractions in the De Smet area, click on this link or check out the De Smet Community Guide. There’s so much to see and do!

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