Living History- Laura Ingalls

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Living in Minnesota means living very close to great living history sites, particularly those relating to one of the most loved pioneers of all time- Laura Ingalls Wilder. Over the past year, we have read more books on Laura Ingalls than I knew existed. Our Minnesota home was not too far from the Big Woods so before heading out of the state, we headed out of the state for a trip to the museum & wayside in Pepin, Wisconsin- birthplace of Laura Ingalls. The cabin on the site is not an original, but the replica is enjoyable to see and there is a beautiful picnic area.

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My favorite part was the copy of a teacher's attendance record that included Laura Ingalls- 4 and Mary Ingalls- 6.

The boys liked sneaking up to the loft in the cabin with Daddy's help, when Mommy wasn't looking!

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The museum is actually several miles away from the wayside and had lots of great examples of period tools and household goods.

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1 comment :

lilpeasinmypodfromgod said...

Sooo cool! I showed my kids your blog since we are currently making our way through the little house series for this school year. I bought the cookbook and the craftbook to go along with our reading. Should be a lotta fun for us all.