“the history of the Ingalls family”
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Enjoy learning the history of the Ingalls family in Walnut Grove at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Gift Store. The museum's collections are housed in a series of interesting buildings, including an 1898 depot, a chapel, an onion-domed house, dugout display, little red schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display. Also on display are memorabilia from visits by the following stars from the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series: ● Karen Grassle (Ma) ● Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary) ● Katherine McGregor (Mrs. Oleson) ● Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson) ● Kevin Hagen (Doc Baker) ● Dean Butler (Almanzo Wilder) ● Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush (Carrie)Another feature of Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is the Kelton Doll Collection, including over 250 dolls from the 1870's to modern times. This colorful exhibit represents Beulah Kelton's lifelong passion. A wide selection of books, souvenirs, bonnets, aprons, and locally hand-crafted items are available in the Gift Store. Other exhibits include ● Quilt owned by Laura and her daughter Rose ● Bible from the church the Ingalls attended ● Scale models of Ingalls TV series homes ● Historic documents - letters, photos, articles
My grandma was from this area, and brought me here a couple times. I was already too old for the books when we went, but I still enjoyed it. There's a lot of neat stuff to see, and if you visit the sod house as well, it really puts it into perspective. We visited both and I would highly recommend doing that. They also have a play going on sometimes that we got to see the first time we went.
Lots of 1800 artifacts, browse at your own pace, no pressure. If you likes the show they have a room for it. Nice place.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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