Laura Ingalls Wilder Comes To Life

Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the “Little House on the Prairie,” Racine resident Lynn Urban speaks about Wilder’s life and times during a presentation in February at the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St. Urban also will give a presentation about Wilder at the 1888 Bohemian Schoolhouse open house on Saturday.

CALEDONIA — The 1888 Bohemian Schoolhouse, at the corner of Highway 31 and 5 Mile Road, will host an open house from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

The open house will celebrate the 150th birthday of Wisconsin native and author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder’s famous “Little House” books, chronicling her pioneer childhood, have inspired readers for generations.

The event will feature a one-hour presentation by local Laura Ingalls Wilder specialist Lynn Urban. The 2 p.m. program will be accompanied by traditional folk music provided by County Crossings. There will also be a variety of games and refreshments for guests while they enjoy the historic schoolhouse.

A suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family is requested. Proceeds from the event will help fund a new shake roof for the building.

The 1888 Bohemian Schoolhouse is owned and operated by Racine Heritage Museum, which exists to preserve, celebrate and showcase the remarkable stories of the people of Racine County, and is supported in part by a generous allocation from Racine County.

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