Milwaukee Event Calendar
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days
Aug. 4, 2012 - Aug. 5, 2012
Come for a day the whole family will enjoy. In addition to activities straight from the pages of the "Little House" books, you can experience draft horse power, see a steam threshing machine and the work done by turn-of-the-20th-century gasoline engines such as grain grinding or corn shelling. Try your hand at making rope or watch our special guests, the SeatWeavers' Guild, as they share the nearly lost art and craft of chair caning and chair seat weaving. Join the look-alike pageant, dressed up as Mary, Laura, Carrie, Grace, Almanzo or naughty Willie and Nellie. You're also welcome to help with the chores and games Laura and her family experienced.
On Sunday only, in the museum store from 1–4 pm, Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Bobbie Malone, co-author of 'The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids,' will sign copies of the youth cookbook.
Eagle, WI 53119