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Ensign Family/Prairie Fires

Below is a newspaper article from the Library of Congress Historical Newspapers in the Redwood Gazette, from a column titled "Walnut Station Items".Fires were something farmers worried about quite often. In this article it is reported the Mr. John Ensign lost pretty much everything. John Ensign and family have been characters in some of the...

Laura’s Travels

Inside Back Cover in the 1993 Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Program.This page is actually found in many years of the programs.This is a map of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and her families travels until she settled in Mansfield Missouri.After much research I have found that many of the pioneer families traveled great distances to...

2022 Survey Winners

Congratulations to the 4 families who are receiving Laura Ingalls Wilder books from a random drawing of those who completed the 2022 Laura Ingalls Wilder Audience Survey! Winners include Vonnie from Texas, Ty from Wisconsin, Lutonia from Arkansas and Connie from Minnesota.Survey comments were very complimentary with over 95% rating on quality of the show, lighting, sound...


Sunday afternoon, September 10, 2022, a group of people met at the Wilder Outdoor Theater to do a read through of year one of the 3- year trilogy for the Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant.In an effort to keep the Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder pageant fresh, and a more historicaly correct timeline, a...

Little House on the Prairie TV Show

On September 11th, 1974 NBC first airs the Little House on the Prairie TV Series. This series was aired after an overwhelming response to the 2 hour pilot movie that aired that previous spring. Little House on the Prairie aired for 10 years. #LHOTP #WildersLegacy #WalnutGroveMN

Wilder Family

James Mason Wilder married Angelina Albina Day on August 6th, 1843. They would go on to have six children: Laura, Royal, Eliza Jane, Almanzo, Alice, and Perley Day. The Wilder Family is the focus of Larua’s Book Farmer Boy. #LIWMusuemWG #WilderFamilyHistory #LHOTP #FarmerBoy

Laura and Almanzo

On August 25th, 1885 Almanzo Wilder married Laura Ingalls in DeSmet, SD. The wedding is described in the book "These Happy Golden Years". #IngallsFamilyHistory #WilderFamilyHistory #LIWMuseumWG

Letters to Rose

October 17th we were live from the Westbrook Walnut Grove Auditorium in Westbrook, Minnesota. This was a special “Behind-the-scenes” look at the process for preparing a new script for the Wilder Pageant.  This activity is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to...