3RD Thursday at Hoover’s – Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little Fashionista on the Prairie

3RD Thursday at Hoover's - Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little Fashionista on the Prairie

Sep 16, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room D


Have you ever found yourself wondering what Laura Ingalls Wilder actually wore during her time on the prairie? If you imagine a parade of calico dresses capped with a pink
sunbonnet over braided pigtails cascading down her back, you might want to rethink that.
Don’t fret, though – this program is here to help! This illustrated lecture dives into the historic terms of clothing, how Mrs. Wilder used them (correctly or incorrectly) when
writing books in the 1930s and 1940s, and some detailed photos of original items. You will also learn all the steps it takes to get into costumes like the ones the Ingalls and Wilder ladies wore.

Laura Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and is a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. She enjoys researching literary symbolism, and is contracted to write a book on that subject. Laura is currently the Director of the Dunlap Public Library District in central Illinois. Mrs. Keyes has twice been asked to speak at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association Conference.

Advance registration is required for this FREE virtual event. Contact the Reference Desk to view with us in Room B or to pre-register here to view from home.

This event is free and open to the public. If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask for in-person events and programs.