JCHS will be hosting the program “Packing Up” in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday!
This program features a twist on Wilder’s life as the audience looks in on her as she is packing up to move to Mansfield, Missouri. Wilder moved around a lot in life and collected a lot of experiences. As she is getting ready to leave De Smet, South Dakota for the last time, she is going through an old trunk to see if there is anything that can be left behind. Each artifact in the old trunk holds a story, one story for each of the places that Wilder lived.
This program is presented by Sarah Uthoff. Sarah is an active Laura Ingalls Wilder researcher. She currently serves as President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association.
Funding for this event is provided by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call (319) 351-5738 or email us at admin@johnsoncountyhistory