Monday, July 18, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie.  It was my grandma's favorite show too. 
My husband  loves it so much that he purchased all 10 seasons of it on DVD.

We've been showing the dvd's to the boys, and we have some of the books that I've been reading to the boys.  They love hearing about how things were, "back in the old times" as they say.  It's good for them to see some of the history in it.

Even before the boys started getting into it, since my husband loves it so much I told him I should take him out westward in MN back to the area where I grew up to this play.  It is held in Walnut Grove, MN. About the life of Laura Ingalls while she was living in Walnut Grove, MN as a child.  It is full of the history of what happened then, what things were like for the town, and her in their travels, and how things ran back then.  They do a great job with this show!  Click here to see more on their webpage.

Here's a few pictures of the show.  They start at sundown, 9pm.  And it's about 2 hours long so it was a late night for the children.  But we knew that going into it, and it was worth it. :)  They really loved it.

 It gets pretty dark as the show goes on, so it's hard to see in the picture, but they were portraying what they did to try and get the grasshoppers that came in multitudes and ate the crops, to leave by putting the fire next to them.  I'm glad we don't have those problems now-a-days. That would be terrible.

 Class time inside the church.

Building the church for the town.

We will have to go back again another day when they are older.  So they can understand even more of what's going on.

We are getting ready to start up our homeschool year so this is field trip one already under our belt for the 2011-2012 year. :)



Randi said...

Clayton & I went to the WG Pageant on our first un-official date, 10 years ago this month! :) Haven't been back since then...though my sister-in-law works at the museum! Glad you guys had a good time.

Anonymous said...

We loved going...but laughed so hard when Abigail went up to "Nellie" afterwards and told her she wasn't very kind and needed to be nicer!!! The cast that heard had quite a laugh too!
Joy M.

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