Have you ever found yourself wondering what Laura Ingalls Wilder actually wore during her time on the prairie? If you imagine a parade of calico dresses capped with a pink sunbonnet over braided pigtails cascading down her back, you might want to rethink that. Don’t fret, though - this program is here to help! This illustrated lecture dives into the historic terms of clothing, how Mrs. Wilder used them (correctly or incorrectly) when writing books in the 1930s and 1940s, and some detailed photos of original items.
About the Speaker: Laura Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and is a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. She enjoys researching literary symbolism, and is contracted to write a book on that subject. Laura is currently the Director of the Dunlap Public Library District in central Illinois. Mrs. Keyes has twice been asked to speak at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association Conference.