Many people know, and love, Laura Ingalls Wilder for her "Little House" series of young adult books, but what's often glossed over are her strong ties to New York. Her husband, Almanzo Wilder, was born near Malone, New York, and her father, Charles Ingalls, was born in Cuba, New York. This summer, the Genesee Country Village and Museum is celebrating Laura Ingalls Wilder's work and connection to our neck of the woods with its Laura Ingalls Wilder Days. The event includes a presentation and autograph session from Melissa Sue Anderson, known for playing Mary Ingalls on the popular television adaptation of "Little House on the Prairie," a handkerchief doll making workshop, butter churning, bread kneading, and more.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days will take place Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, August 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Genesee Country Museum and Village (1410 Flint Road, Mumford). General admission tickets are $17.50 for adults; $11.50 for children 4 to 16; $14.50 for seniors 62+ and students with ID; and free for children 3 and under as well as museum members. For more information, visit gcv.org.