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SINCERELY YOURS, LAURA INGALLS WILDER

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kathleen Boswell loves to make a role her own. After dozens of portrayals of the aunt of Whiteman Air Force Base namesake George Whiteman, she began tackling the story of her favorite author, Laura Ingall Wilder. Even her husband doesn’t recognize her in costume and friends have remarked, “After two minutes, we forgot it was you and were along for the ride.”

SINCERELY YOURS, LAURA INGALLS WILDER

Laura Ingalls Wilder spent over sixty years of her life in Missouri, writing her famous Little House on the Prairie series while living on Rocky Ridge Farm outside of Mansfield. Wilder was proud of her farm, which sustained her family through the loss of their life savings during the Great Depression. Her early articles in farm publications provide insight into her life and the struggle made bearable because of her childhood experiences. Wilder had a deep faith that guided her through hard times.

Boswell’s presentation explores why Wilder wrote her famous series and her life after the last volume. It’s a story of “making do,” as Wilder did, pulling herself up through hard work. Set in 1947, when Wilder was 80 and her husband Almanzo Wilder was still alive, it is an inspiring story for young and old alike.

Intended Audience: Students and Families
(Q&A segment follows the presentation).

VENUE

Heritage Homestead
200 Franklin Street
Doniphan, MO 63935

ORGANIZER

Ripley County Historical Society
Julie Braschler
Phone: 573.996.5298
Email: rctourism@windstream.net

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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