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Title:
Special Program for Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday
When:
02.06.2013  4.30.pm
Where:
Handley Regional Library - Winchester
Category:
February 2013

Description

Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) authored the popular Little House series from which the television series Little House on the Prairie was created.

On the eve of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 146th birthday, Handley Regional Library will celebrate her work with two special programs featuring Reference Archivist Constance Potter of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Both programs are free and open to the public.

At 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 6, Ms. Potter will provide an age-appropriate program entitled Little House in the National Archives for children ages 8 and up in the Handley Library Auditorium. Library staff will extend the learning opportunity through activities, a craft from that time period, and a special take-home birthday treat.

Following the children’s activities, at 6:30 pm Ms. Potter will demonstrate how records stored at the National Archives and Records Administration can shed new light on old family stories and popular literature.  For example, census records from the Dakota Territories confirm that Charles Ingalls filed homesteading documents, while federal climate records from that period reveal how harsh the winters were that pioneer families endured (http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2003/winter/little-town-in-nara-1.html).

Venue

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Venue:
Handley Regional Library   -   Website
Street:
100 W. Piccadilly St.
ZIP:
22601
City:
Winchester
State:
VA
Country:
Country: us

Description

Best example of Beaux-Arts architecture in Virginia is the description often applied to the 1913 Handley Library in Winchester.  Home to the Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives.

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