Visitors in De Smet, can walk down main street reading a series of posters located in the window of each relevant building. The posters show an old-time photo and share Laura’s connection to the community or building. This free, self-guided poster tour was created by The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society (that’s us!).
In the past, these posters were printed on paper and by the end of the summer they were becoming faded. Each year, they were replaced. However, in 2014, we are excited to be printing all of the posters onto permanent metal signs. This will add to the quality of the self-guided tour.
We decided to create a blog series featuring the stories on the newly-updated posters. Think of it as a virtual walking tour of “The Little Town on the Prairie.”
Throughout 2014, we will share photos and reveal Laura’s historic connection to each building and De Smet. We hope you enjoy this blog series, and we also hope that you’ll come walk the streets of De Smet for yourself. We can’t wait to see you!
A real tour of Laura’s Historic Homes
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society is dedicated to preserving Laura’s Legacy. This includes projects such as the self-guided tour of the community. However, our main tour is of Laura’s historic homes in De Smet. This guided tour shares about Laura’s life & showcases many of the artifacts of the Ingalls family. For more information on our guided tour of Laura’s Historic Homes, visit our main website.
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