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Laura Ingalls Wilder Visiting ACT!

Bringing Laura Ingalls Wilder Back to Life

Presenting the life of the author of the Little House Books

MAY 20, 2017 –  2PM & 7:30PM


Area Community Theatre, in partnership with Tomah Historical Society is proud and excited to welcome Sarah S. Uthoff, a respected authority on Laura Ingalls Wilder, one-room schools, historic foodways, and living history to their stage this month.

This special program gives a general overview of Wilder’s life. It features photos taken at all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder homesites and museums. It is perfect for any age group. This program is a favorite and offers the most information about Wilder’s life.  

Birthsite of Laura Ingalls Wilder – Pepin, WI

She will be presenting it it either as an older version of Laura in 1931, when after receiving a second batch of rejections for her book she’s asked to rewrite what will ultimately become Little House in the Big Woods yet again. She tells the story of her life to her neighbors to see if they think the story is worth her rewriting her book one more time.


COST: $15 Adults and $7 Children 18 and under
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Meet the Presenter

Sarah Uthoff is the director of the Oxford Public Library in Oxford, Iowa and serve as a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College. She is a member of the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau and freelance as a public speaker. Sarah is just as at home handling original documents for primary research as she is troubleshooting a technology problem. She has recently fallen in love with social media (especially my Trundlebed Tales podcast). She is also a respected national authority on Laura Ingalls Wilder and President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, runs the listserv for the Country School Association of America, and is the Foodways Resource Chair for the Midwest Open Air Museum’s Coordinating Council (a living history organization).


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