“Little Fashionista on the Prairie” presented by Laura Keyes

2021-08-19 18:13:19

Have you ever found yourself wondering what Laura Ingalls Wilder actually wore during her time on the prairie? 

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. You will also learn all the steps it takes to get into costumes like the ones the Ingalls and Wilder ladies wore. The JKPL has partnered with the Hoover Presidential Library to present their 3rd Thursday Virtual Programs! Advance registration for the program is required so please register at https://bit.ly/LIWilder.