Come Home to Laura Ingalls on YouTube & Facebook

Actors in costume riding in a covered wagon with horse pulling it.

“COME HOME TO LAURA INGALLS”…still alive this summer on Youtube or Facebook ! The Wilder Pageant is hosting a free Laura event online in lieu of live summer production “Fragments of Dream”. To satisfy both audience and devout theater folk, they are creating “Laura’s Prairie Summer”, a series of six Facebook Live programs with a mix of live and recorded scenes, contests, pioneer crafts and interviews with some of the most respected authorities on the life and writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Live on Youtube or Facebook from homepage links at
Find us them on Youtube or Facebook from from homepage links at


Friday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. Laura’s Prairie Summer: Episode ONE: A New Home
& Dancing in the Blizzard

Saturday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. Laura’s Prairie Summer: Episode TWO: Playing
Games & Grasshoppers

Friday, July 17th at 7:00 p.m. Laura’s Prairie Summer: Episode THREE: Welcome
Home, The Central Truth & Lemon Pie

Saturday, July 18th at 7 pm, Laura’s Prairie Summer: Episode FOUR: Brotherly Love, Missed Opportunity & Town Council

Friday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m. Laura’s Prairie Summer: Episode FIVE: Justice with
No Peace & Under the Stars

Saturday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. Laura’s Prairie Summer: Episode SIX: Vanity Takes
the Cake & Making Laura’s Dream

These celebrations of theater and Laura Ingalls will start at 7:00 p.m. CST and be live starting Friday, July 10th.There is no charge to watch but donations to help keep the Walnut Grove production alive or to contribute to school scholarships for our young actors and actresses is encouraged if you are able. Because we have this unforeseen and unique opportunity,
these programs will try new scenes and ask you for feedback as we look to develop a refreshed show for the future.

CONTESTS: LAURA’S PRAIRIE CHALLENGE! So you are more than a coach potato and want to get in the stream with us! To request information and apply to enter email us at This is about fun and recognition. There are no great prizes or free trips back in time but at least you’ll have the opportunity to
imagine part of history with us in our two challenges!

NOTE:  There is no charge to watch but donations to help keep the Wilder Outdoor Theater in Walnut Grove, MN alive or contribute to school scholarships for our young actors and actresses are greatly appreciated.

MORE THAN LAURA-NELLIE CONTEST – A. Questions about Laura Ingalls Wilder B. Costume C. Bake Vanity Cakes under adult supervision or D. Make a doll or E. Demonstrate dancing a Virginia Reel with a parent! F. Sing Ol’ Dan Tucker G. Tell us what would Laura or Nellie say if…
We will do an initial round via Zoom and choose 3 to 5 contestants per night for a live contest on our Youtube and Facebook Channels.

PA INGALLS LOOK – A LIKE CONTEST – Email pictures! Must be suitable for children. We will do a live interview with the winner.
Deadline for emails to is July 9th or later if you only have a covered wagon.

WILDER MUSEUM of Walnut Grove Now Open:
Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Admission: $2.00 Adults; $1.00 Children Limited Buildings are open
Thank you, Amy Foster, Director

Website: WalnutGrove.Org, Phone 888-859-3102

The Wilder Pageant uses products and services from over seventy different companies. We are proud that nearly fifty are local and area companies, individuals and service organizations. Support them so they can keep your community alive. Above the Fold (Tracy Publishing) Printing, Arvig Phone Services, ASL Interpreters: Marie Hoff & Sawyer Helgeson, Bubai Foods, Carter Construction of Walnut Grove, City of Walnut Grove, Country Drieds of Revere: T- Shirts, DoorMen, Doug Lee Construction, Enviro Pump Plus, ET Heating and Cooling, Greenwood Nursery, Hoyt’s Gas and Convenience, Integrity Bank Plus of Walnut Grove, Iron & Ash Welding & Fabrication, Jason & Swede Benson: Horse Wranglers, Jason Farber Drone Pilot, Knakmuhs Insurance, Lamberton Heating and Plumbing, Lamberton News, Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Livewire Printing of Jackson, LJG Backhoe, Maas Construction Co., Maas Dairy: Spot the Cow, Marshall Independent, Meadowlands Cooperative, Midwest Supply of Tracy, MVTV Internet Services, Pioneer TV Ch 20 Public, Redwood County Land Use and Zoning, Remick Foundation, Sentinel Tribune & SW Peach, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Southwest Sanitation, Springdale Township, Steffen Electric, Tiffany Holmes Violin, Tracy Builders Supply, Wahl Spray Foam Insulation, Walnut Grove Area Foundation, Walnut Grove Lions, Walnut Grove Police Department, Warner Hay and Grain, Website Design by 360 Design House, Wendorf Welding & Fabrication, Westbrook Walnut Grove Public

Sponsors: WGAF Walnut Grove Area Foundation and Remick Foundation. MVTV Wireless internet provider 320-564-4807. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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