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Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society

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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society is happy to welcome your interest in the "Little House" books. Since 1957, the organization has been busy with the preservation and restoration of the Ingalls-Wilder sites and the hosting of Lauras readers. The Society welcomes you to visit the two original homes of the Ingalls family. Tours are given of the restored Surveyors' House and the final home of Ma and Pa, the Ingalls Home. Guides are available at each home. The Gift Shop and Headquarters - a beautifully restored home located next to the Surveyors' house - is filled with many books and booklets that answer the "What happened next?" questions.

Location: PO Box 426, 105 Olivet Avenue, De Smet South Dakota 57231 Telephone 605-854-3064 Toll Free: 800-880-3383

Other History nearby:
(Madison) Historic Prairie Village
(De Smet) Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society
(Huron) Pyle House
(Flandreau) Sante Sioux Pow Wow

10/22 Coming to The De Smet area
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South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
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Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.
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