3rd Thursday at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum Presents “Little Fashionista on the Prairie” Hosted by the Davenport Public Library
The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! Join us Wednesday, September 16th at 6:00 pm for Little Fashionista on the Prairie” presented by Laura Keyes. To register, please visit https://bit.ly/dpl-thirdthursdayseptember.
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.
About the Speaker: Laura Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and is a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. She enjoys researching literary symbolism and is contracted to write a book on that subject. Laura is currently the Director of the Dunlap Public Library District in central Illinois. She has twice been asked to speak at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association Conference.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.