Today is an exciting day at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society. We’re launching a blog! We decided to begin blogging, because there is just so much to say about Laura & the Historic Homes.
Over the next few months, we will use the blog to:
- Share historical information about Laura
- Introduce our staff
- Explain projects going on at the Historic Homes
- Describe Laura’s life in De Smet.
Of course, blogging about these topics fits in perfectly with the mission statement of the Memorial Society:
“The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Ingalls-Wilder heritages in De Smet, South Dakota and to educate and enhance the experience of learning to all interested people.”
Travel to De Smet
Our blog will also feature information about planning family vacations to De Smet, South Dakota. Here in De Smet, you and your family can visit Laura’s Historic Homes and take a tour. There is so much to see in South Dakota. It is a great place for a family vacation and a classic American-style roadtrip.
Once you arrive in De Smet, you can visit Laura’s Historic Homes and take a tour. Visit our website for more information about admission to the tour. On the tour, you’ll visit the Surveyors’ House from By the Shores of Silver Lake. Then, you can see the First School of De Smet. Laura and Carrie attended this school as young girls. You can also visit the home that Pa build in 1887. Each building on the tour is filled with historic artifacts!
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Finally, if there is any thing you have always wanted to know about Laura or De Smet — please feel free to request more information. We’ll see what we can find out!