We had a very exciting and busy month a the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet. During July we held nine cemetery tours at the Ingalls Family graves.
The tours were led by Nansie Cleaveland, she has been researching the Ingalls family for nearly 25 years.
We are so grateful to Nansie for volunteering her time and sharing her wealth of knowledge with so many interested visitors. This event couldn’t have happened with out Nansie! The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society is so thankful for her generosity.
We also discussed the history of friends and neighbors of the Charles Ingalls Family and the true life stories of the Little House book characters who rest in this cemetery.
Later in July, we hosted a two-day Pioneer Girl event.
Pamela Smith Hill presented about her newly-released book Pioneer Girl and several book signings were held.
Our mission statement is included below:
“Bringing the Laura Ingalls Wilder legacy to life today
while preserving it for the future.”
We brought Laura’s legacy to life this month for many, many visitors!