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One of the hidden gems at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum is the collection of the Rose Wilder Lane Papers. Lane was an editor of the "Little House on the Prairie" books written by her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder. More Information

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum Rose Wilder Lane Collection
An explanation of what is in the collection and why it is housed at the Hoover Presidential Library. (this link will open a new window)

Rose Wilder Lane Photographs Subject index of the photographs in the Rosel Wilder Lane collection, including photographs of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Teaching Unit Pioneer Life With Laura, a social studies and language arts teaching unit prepared by teachers David Bousfield and Nancy Westlake of the Iowa City Community School District.

View a Chronology of events in Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder's lives.

Bibliography: Books by and About Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Pioneer Experience

Pioneering Journeys of the Ingalls Family Information and activities relating to the travels of the Ingalls family.

De Smet, South Dakota in the 1880s Activities to explore the town of De Smet during the time Laura lived there.

Farmer Boy Information relating to the book Farmer Boy.

Pioneer Counting Book: A counting book for younger children with themes from the Little House books.


Timeline Activity Create a timeline of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life.

Mapping the journeys of the Ingalls family Follw the pioneer journey of Laura's life.

Patterns for constructing a pioneer town Print out templates for assembling your own pioneer town.

Activities relating to a map of De Smet, South Dakato Learn about the places in De Smet.

The One, Two, Threes of Pioneer Life: A Counting Book Open and read A Little House Counting Book

Making a nine-patch quilt activity Template for a simple pioneer nine patch block.

Cousin Ed's straw hat activity Directions for making a "straw" hat.

Grandma Minnie's sunbonnet activity Directions for making a girl's paper sunbonnet.

Wildflower seed packet activity Prairie flower seed packet instructions.

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